Update: ‘Shock’ expressed after man is attacked in his Lowestoft home by masked burglars

Police are appealing for any information following a burglary.

Police are appealing for any information following a burglary. - Credit: IAN BURT

Masked men burst into a home in Lowestoft, attacking the owner with an unknown weapon before they fled with prescription drugs.

Police inquiries are continuing after a man in his 40s was attacked in his own home on Saturday teatime.

Detectives last night said the homeowner, who suffered a minor leg injury, had been through a 'nasty' ordeal – but they stressed that the three masked attackers 'do not pose a risk to the wider community.'

With CCTV footage now being examined, detectives are seeking witnesses and are appealing for information following the burglary.

Three masked men burst into a house on Blyford Road shortly before 5pm on Saturday. The raiders assaulted the victim with an unknown weapon before stealing a quantity of prescription drugs and running off.

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Det Sgt Matt Adams, investigating officer, said: 'From the information we have, it appears these men spoke with foreign accents.

'We're looking to hear from those people who saw these men running off from the property which is near the Premier Inn. Although this was clearly a nasty experience for the homeowner, this was a targeted attack and so these three men do not pose a risk to the wider community.'

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A search of the area was carried out by police in the hunt for the men, but they did not find the gang. Officers are now examining CCTV footage to see if the attackers have been captured on camera.

With a care home and Benjamin Britten High School nearby, a 'shocked' local, who lives in Blyford Road, witnessed two police cars and a van heading to the scene on Saturday teatime.

She said: 'I've never known of any attack down this road before, so it does make you feel concerned and worried that something like this can happen so close to your own home.'

Police said that the homeowner suffered a minor leg injury but did not require any medical assistance.

? Anyone with information in connection with the burglary should contact detectives at Lowestoft police on 101.

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