Man assaulted while his Stourport home was burgled

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TWO men have been arrested after a vulnerable man was threatened and assaulted for more than two hours while his house was being burgled.

The intruders entered the home in Farm Road, Stourport, at about 2am on Sunday, April 6, morning while he was asleep. The victim was woken up and, although he did not suffer any injuries, was repeatedly threatened and assaulted while his property was stolen until they left more than two hours later.

One man was arrested at 5pm the same day and the other at around midnight in the Wyre Forest area before being taken to Kidderminster Police Station for questioning, where they remain in custody.

The police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident but are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Some electrical items that were stolen have been recovered but an iPad that was also taken has not and has left the victim more isolated due to his circumstances.

North Worcestershire Superintendent Kevin Purcell said: “Crimes like this are fortunately rare but given the victim’s vulnerabilities the way he was targeted is truly despicable.

"It’s quite possible that those responsible have told others about their involvement and I would appeal to anyone who has not come forward with such information to search their conscience and do the right thing by picking up a phone and telling us immediately."

Since the robbery, police, including members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, have been conducting targeted patrols in the area to provide reassurance. House to house inquiries have also been carried out.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call detectives at Kidderminster Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, or information can be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers by telephoning 0800 555111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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