Fresh appeal after elderly man held at knifepoint in his own home

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POLICE investigating a knifepoint robbery on an elderly man’s home are making a fresh appeal for witnesses.

The incident happened at about 7pm on Monday December 15 went a man broke into a house in Lyons Avenue, Easington Lane, getting in through the back door.

He disturbed an elderly man in the property and threatened him with a knife before making off empty-handed.

Enquiries are continuing to be carried out into the burglary and it’s believed the offender was wearing camouflage clothing and may have been hanging around the area before the burglary took place.

Detective Sergeant Simon Auty said: “We’re continuing to make enquiries into this burglary and are making a new appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

“Thankfully the occupant wasn’t injured but he was left extremely shaken.

“I’d urge anyone who was in Easington Lane on the afternoon and evening of Monday, December 15, who saw anything in this area to contact police.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a man dressed in camouflage clothing in the area.”