Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Elderly Couple Hurt as Knifeman Invades Their Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Elderly Couple Hurt as Knifeman Invades Their Home

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A COUPLE in their 80s were both injured by a knife-wielding thug during what police described as a "terrifying" attempted robbery.

The husband and wife were sat in the lounge of their home in Withington when they heard a knock on their door just after 10pm on Friday.

They answered the door to a man demanding cash, and brandishing an eight-inch kitchen knife. The thug forced his way into the house in Thurlwood Avenue before the couple managed to push him back outside and lock the door.

The woman suffered a cut to her foot and the man suffered cuts to his arms.

The injuries are believed to have been caused during the scuffle and not by the weapon.

The offender is described as white, between 35-40 years old, around 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build, unshaven with stubble and was wearing all dark clothing with a dark coloured hood. …

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