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Police appeal after elderly couple attacked in Skelmersdale home

knife-wielding thugs stole jewellery and cash

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Three men have been arrested following a robbery at the home of an elderly couple in Skelmersdale.

At 5.30pm on Saturday June 21, three men entered a house on Lulworth in Ashurst armed with a knife and demanded money from a man aged 71 and a  68-year-old woman.

Both the man and the woman were assaulted, although the knife wasn’t used in the attack, before the thugs  left with various items of jewellery, including three gold rings.

A 22 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of cocaine.

A 23 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of heroin with intent to supply.

An 18 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

All three have been bailed pending further enquiries until 14 August.

The attackers are described as being white, in their 20s, approximately six foot tall and of a proportionate build. They were all wearing dark clothing.

Thankfully, the couple didn’t suffer any serious injury and didn’t require hospital treatment.

DC Michael Mason said: “This was an appalling incident which has left the couple completely traumatised. They were in their own home where they should have been safe and now, sadly, no longer feel safe.

“If anybody saw any suspicious activity in the days leading up to this incident then please come forward. Any amount of information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could prove to be crucial.

“We need to find the people responsible for this horrific attack on a vulnerable, elderly couple before they target somebody else.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.