Woman Hit With Bat In Burglary

6 March 2013, 15:28 | Updated: 6 March 2013, 15:33

Detectives in Bedford are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a two people were taken to hospital following an aggravated burglary in the town on Monday 4th March.

Just before 9.30pm, a black man, around six feet two inches tall, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a balaclava entered a house in Skerne Passage in Brickhill in Bedford, armed with a baseball bat. The offender then struck a 23 year old woman to the head with the weapon and then hit a 28 year old male as well. He stole a distinctive pink Rolex watch worth £2200 before fleeing the property.

The female victim suffered significant blood loss and was taken to Bedford South Wing Hospital for treatment. The male suffered severe bruising and was also taken to hospital.

A forensic examination of the property as well as the victim’s clothing has taken place, but detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Skerne Passage area of Brickhill on Monday night and may have seen anything suspicious.

Detective Constable Mike Armstrong, who is investigating the aggravated burglary, said: “This was a vicious attack which left two people in need of hospital treatment to some very nasty injuries. The offender was prepared to use extreme violence during this attack and it is imperative that we locate the individual as quickly as possible.

“We would really like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone else who may have information – however small or insignificant they think it is – that could help us. Don’t dismiss your information as unimportant – even tiny details which don’t seem relevant now might become useful later on in the investigation.”