Vicious burglars leave two men injured

TWO men were left with deep lacerations to their heads after a pair of vicious burglars broke into a flat in St Leonards on yesterday evening (Monday).

The victims said they were watching television when two men came into the flat in Stockleigh Road at around 8.45pm and hit them round the head with a table leg before leaving. The two men, a 17-year-old and a 25-year-old, were taken to hospital to be treated.

Detective Sergeant Anthony Webb said: “We are talking to the people in the flat to try and establish what happened and whether to suspects took anything. We don’t have very clear descriptions of them, only that they were wearing dark clothing. This appears to be an isolated and targeted incident and local officers will be increasing their patrols in the area and talking to the community in the area.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1643 of 2/9.”