Masked gang of eight armed with MACHETES storm family home leaving two injured

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Masked gang of eight armed with MACHETES storm family home leaving two injured in ‘terrifying’ attack

  • Machete wielding gang broke into a family home in Walthamstow, London
  • The residents were able to fight back, leaving the suspects empty handed
  • Two of the victims treated for minor injuries following the burglary in April


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Eight men are on the run after storming a family home wielding machetes in a ‘terrifying’ attack.

Officers are appealing to the public to identify the masked gang members following the early morning break-in, which left two injured.    

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The Metropolitan Police issued CCTV images of four men they wish to speak to in relation to an aggravated burglary on Brookscroft Road in Walthamstow, North East London. 

The group stormed the home at around 5am on April 1, it was reported. 

The men can be seen obscuring their appearances with hats, hoods and Covid-19 face coverings in CCTV footage.

During the robbery, four people were threatened and demanded to hand over any valuables.

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The men can be seen obscuring their appearances with hats, hoods and Covid-19 face coverings in the CCTV footage

The men can be seen obscuring their appearances with hats, hoods and Covid-19 face coverings in the CCTV footage

However, the residents were able to fight back and the suspects left empty handed.

Two of the victims received minor injuries following the struggle. Both were taken to hospital before later being discharged, the Met Police said.

Officers attended the scene and carried out a forensic examination, where they recovered CCTV footage and took statements from the victims.  

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The force is also investigating another aggravated burglary at a nightclub in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex which occurred on the same night.

A Met Police spokesperson said the attack was a 'terrifying' experience for the family

A Met Police spokesperson said the attack was a ‘terrifying’ experience for the family

Officers attended the scene and carried out a forensic examination, where they recovered CCTV footage and took statements from the victims

Officers attended the scene and carried out a forensic examination, where they recovered CCTV footage and took statements from the victims

PC David Havard, from the burglary and robbery team in Waltham Forest, said: ‘This was a terrifying experience for the family involved and we are committed to tracking down those who carried out this awful crime.

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‘As part of our enquiries we can now share images of three men who we want to speak to. I would ask anybody who recognises the men in these images to contact police immediately.’ 

If you recognise the men in the pictures you can call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1062/01Apr. 

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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