Men In Balaclavas Assualt Man During Braintree Burglary

Four men in balaclavas have assaulted a man in his own home during a break-in near Braintree.

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It happened in Bocking at around 1am yesterday.

Essex Police said: "Four men wearing balaclavas forced their way in to a flat in Church Lane and demanded money.

"A firearm, which is described as looking like an imitation weapon, was pointed in his face while their demands continued. They then punched the male victim, aged in his 50s, causing facial injuries. They left empty-handed.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Chris Rhodes at Braintree CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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