Double baseball bat attack terror

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POLICE are hunting baseball bat-wielding thugs who went on a violent rampage.

Three men were beaten with the weapons and a house was vandalised after the gang burst into two addresses in the same Wigan street.

Police today appealed for information about the aggravated burglaries which took place early on Sunday June 22 in Hampden Place, Marsh Green.

The first took place at around 6.15am. The three men, wearing balaclavas, forced their way into a house and assaulted the man who lives there with the bats before leaving.

Moments later the same trio broke into another address down the street and used the bats both to attack two men there and smash the victims’ television.

Details of injuries have not been disclosed but are not thought to be life-threatening.

Since the incident, a man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and bailed pending further inquiries.

One of the raiders is described as around 6ft to 6ft 4ins tall and another was said to be about 5ft 6ins tall.

Det Con Kath Andrews said: “This was obviously a targeted attack intended to injure and intimidate the victims.

“These men used force to enter the addresses and then proceeded to use potentially lethal weapons to leave these victims with injuries.”

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 7124 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.