Southampton Mum Attacked By Masked Burglars

29 April 2014, 06:21 | Updated: 29 April 2014, 06:22

Southampton detectives are investigating a terrifying burglary at the home of a mum with a 7-year-old son.

Three masked men armed with a knife and spade broke into the 25-year-old's house on Thackery Road in Portswood at 9pm on Sunday 13 April and demanded money.

One of the men was wearing a gas mask and another had a hood covering most of his face. On their way out of the address one of the suspects hit the 25-year-old woman with the shovel on her arm. She was not seriously injured and nothing was taken.

The man police would like to speak to is described as:

- White
- Aged in his late teens
- Slim build
- Ginger hair and wearing a grey/khaki beanie hat with a blue Nike tick
- He was wearing a bright blue puffa style gillet, a long sleeved black t-shirt, dark jeans/trousers, and Nike trainers with a blue tick and white soles, which were grey at the front

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this offence and has been bailed until 2 June pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC David Wheeler at Bitterne police station on 101 or via the website

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Minicom users should call 01962 875000.