Police appeal after elderly man assaulted in his Langford home

PUBLISHED: 15:01 25 January 2011 | UPDATED: 09:34 26 January 2011




BEDFORDSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 61-year-old man’s ribs were broken in an assault at his home in Langford last Wednesday.

The attack took place at roughly 11pm when the victim opened the front door of his Church Street property to a group of men in their early twenties.

The group pushed the man into the hallway and assaulted him, the victim managed to call out to a visitor at the back of the property for assistance causing the men to flee on foot towards Mill Lane.

The victim attended hospital for treatment and was later released.

Detective Constable, Gill Cowley, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw a group of men hanging around the Church Street area before the incident or afterwards running towards Mill Lane.

She said: “The victim has broken ribs and bruising to his face this could have had much more serious results.

“I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who thinks they may have seen the group after the incident in the Mill Lane area, they may have left in a vehicle parked nearby.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Cowley at Dunstable Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 473386, or text 07786 200011, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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