Attempted burglary leaves Droylsden man in hospital
Wednesday 26th April 2017 @ 14:18 by Adam Higgins
Droylsden News

A man was left hospitalised following an attempted burglary at his home in Droylsden last week.

The man had been hit over the head with a brick after confronting a man attempting to break into his home on Broadway North at around 12:30pm last Thursday afternoon (April 20).

He had been sitting in his living room when he noticed a man creeping around his garden.

The man was white and described as around 6ft tall and of skinny build with ginger-blonde hair. He was wearing a black top, blue jeans and trainers.

The victim confronted the man in his garden, who had a knife and two screwdrivers in his possession that the victim was able to take off him.

The victim tried to detain the man but the man was determined to get away and started to fight with the victim, who was then struck at the side of the head with a brick before running away into nearby woodland.

It’s believed the offender would have received some facial injuries as a result of the struggle.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the attack to get in touch.

Detective Constable Phil Scargill, from GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “This man was left needing hospital treatment after trying to protect his home. I’m thankful that his injuries weren’t more serious.

“The offender was willing to use any means, even violence to get away, we are keen to find out who he is before he does this again. I am keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about who this individual could be or may have seen anything suspicious in the area.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9484 or 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.