Masked raiders strike at Houghton caravan park

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THREE masked men who burst into a chalet on a Houghton caravan park are being hunted by police.

The raiders, believed to be armed with weapons and wearing balaclava’s, went into the chalet at Grasswell Caravan Site in Blind Lane.

Inside, they shouted at occupants before one of the residents, in his 60s, managed to activate an alarm.

The men made off empty handed in a 4x4 type vehicle.

No one was injured in the attempted robbery which happened between 7.50pm and 8pm, yesterday.

Extra police are in the area to carry out inquiries.

Anyone with information on those responsible is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 1105 061014 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.