Do you know anything about attack to elderly man with his own walking stick?

PUBLISHED: 16:44 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 24 January 2018

A man in his 70s was attacked with his own walking stick.

A man in his 70s was attacked with his own walking stick.

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Police searching for the thugs who attacked an elderly man with his own walking stick have made a renewed appeal for information.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was woken up by a noise in his home in Orchard Close, Radlett, at around 1.30am on Christmas Eve.

When he investigated two intruders took his walking stick and hit him over the head, inflicting minor injuries, before leaving empty-handed.

They were tall and wearing dark clothing with hoods and balaclavas.

The victim was shaken but not seriously hurt.

A month after the incident, investigating officer Det Con Ben Heath has urged witnesses to come forward: “Thankfully the victim was not seriously hurt but understandably it has left him very shaken.

“We are still working hard to identify those responsible for this burglary and we have already explored a number of avenues, but I would urge anyone who may have seen a group of men matching the description loitering in the area or running away from the scene around the time stated to please get in touch if they have not done so already.”

Anyone with information should call 101 with reference J1/17/5432 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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