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Appeal after man fought off sledgehammer wielding intruder

October 18, 2020
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A young man tried to defend his home in Beeston last night by fighting off suspected burglar.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to Anderson Crescent at around 7.50pm yesterday (17 October) after a man had tussled with the intruder and hid in the bathroom after he'd been threatened.

The victim had heard someone enter the house and hidden upstairs then hit the offender round the head with a wooden pole. It caused the suspect to drop the sledgehammer he was carrying.

Nothing was taken and the victim was uninjured.

Detective Sergeant Gary Hewson, said: "This is a very concerning incident which has left a young man very shaken.

"We have lots of enquiries to continue to work through today and my team will continue to work on this around the clock.

"It's completely unacceptable for offenders to charge into someone’s home and threaten the person who lives there. No one should be made to feel unsafe in their own house."

The suspect is described as white, around 35-40 years old, of a large build and around 5ft 10ins tall.

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident 685 of 17 October. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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