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Police say Denholme attacks could be linked
4:27pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A Denholme man was attacked by five men and hit with a crowbar during a robbery – and police have linked it to an unsolved burglary from last month.
At about 11.30pm on Saturday, the five men allegedly broke into a disused shop and attached residential property on New Road and attacked a man with a weapon, believed to be a crowbar.
It left the 43-year-old needing hospital treatment for a head injury, although he has since been discharged.
The suspects, all dressed in dark clothing, ran off empty-handed towards Clock Lane after the alleged attack.
One was described as having a limp.
Police say the incident is “potentially linked” to n earlier burglary in the village in which a young family on Cliffe Terrace found three masked men in their kitchen.
They were carrying a pick- axe and knife, and demanded cash from the family before fleeing the scene.
In both cases the raiders left the scene empty-handed.
Detective Inspector Stuart Lyons, of Airedale and North Bradford CID, said: “This incident is potentially linked to a previous one at Cliffe Terrace in Denholme on Monday, February 25.”
* Two men aged 22 and 26 from the Keighley area have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, and since been released on bail.