POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a family was assaulted and robbed in their own home.
At around 11.40pm on Wednesday (July 2) a family was asleep in their home on Coronation Drive, Higherfolds, when they heard a loud bang downstairs.
Having forced their way into the house, four masked men then burst into the victim’s bedroom and began to attack him whilst demanding money. They also went into another bedroom and attacked the victim’s family, before stealing property and escaping.
The men are described as being between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in tall, having local accents and all were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Detective Constable David Fairhurst, of Wigan division, said: “A group of four masked men forced their way into a family home and attacked a family, before stealing from them.
“This was a horrific and violent attack and a terrifying experience for the victims, who are understandably distraught by this event.
“We’re urging anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the area to contact police immediately, as we want to find the offenders as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call 0161 856 7225 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.