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Masked men hit girl over the head in Redbridge aggravated burglary

PUBLISHED: 13:33 08 November 2018

The men burst into the living room while the children were watching TV. Picture: Google Maps

The men burst into the living room while the children were watching TV. Picture: Google Maps

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Masked men hit a girl over the head during an aggravated burglary in Redbridge.

Her 10-year-old brother was also threatened with a screwdriver in Torquay Gardens, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7.23pm.

Police confirmed that two children were watching TV in their living room when a “number of unknown males” entered the property through a patio door.

The girl tried to warn her mother - who was upstairs at the time- about what was going on and was struck over the head with a broom by one of the suspects.

Her brother told police he was then threatened with a screwdriver.

The mother then ran downstairs, grabbed her children and ran from the property.

A Met Police spokesman said: “It is believed that the males may have fled from the address into a waiting white Fiat Tipo which went down Falmouth Gardens towards Roding Lane South, then turned around and went back in the opposite direction.

“It is not known where the vehicle went from there.

“Nothing is believed to have been stolen during the incident.

“None of the victims were seriously injured and did not require hospital treatment.”

Officers from the East Area Command Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting ref 6796/7 Nov.

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