Man seriously injured in Seacombe burglary

Detectives are appealing for information after a burglary in Seacombe which left a man with serious injuries to his face.

At around 4.20pm on Monday, 25 March, it was reported that a 68-year-old man was seriously injured at an address on Stanley Close, after he answered his front door to two men who attacked him.

The victim was taken to hospital with a broken jaw, cheekbone, and eye socket as a result of the attack. No items were stolen during the incident. 

Enquiries are ongoing to identify these two men and police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

One of the suspects was described as wearing a dark-coloured zip-up jacket, with a white L on the chest panel and was wearing his hood up. He wore black trousers with grey trainers, had a short beard and stubble and looked 25-35 years of age. 

The other suspect is described as wearing a dark-coloured panelled jacket with his hood up. He also wore black North Face gloves and black trousers with dark-coloured trainers. He was of average height and medium build. 

Detective Inspector Andrew Schofield said, This was a terrifying and violent attack on a man who was left inside his home with several injuries.

“Nobody has the right to force entry into someone’s property, and it is dreadful to think that this victim was then assaulted by these men when they knocked on his door.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home, without the fear of being targeted in this way, and I want to reassure the community that we will do everything we can to identify who was responsible and bring them to justice.

“If you saw anything suspicious in the area of Stanley Close, Wallasey on Monday, 25 March, please get in touch.

“Similarly, if you have doorbell footage or cameras that may have captured something please contact us.”

If you have any information on this incident, please DM Merseyside Police on X @MerPolCC or message us on Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting reference 24000284814.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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