Man is attacked in home

Crime news
Crime news

A man was allegedly attacked with a machete in his own home by two men who ransacked his possessions and smashed his windows.

Police are appealing for information after the 45-year-old victim, who lives at a flat on Captains Row, called police claiming his home had been ransacked and that two men had hit him with a machete.

It is understood the attackers ran off towards a lower floor car park while throwing stones.

The incident happened at around 9pm on Monday November 11.

The victim was left with a cut to his right knee and needed hospital treatment.

The offenders are both described as men aged around 20 years old.

DC Tristan Hardwick, from Lancaster CID, said: “The men have forced entry to his address and searched the flat for him intending to harm him. The victim has returned home to find his flat door damaged and insecure at which point the men have returned.

“I would reassure people that attacks of this nature are very rare in the area and an investigation is underway into the circumstances of exactly what happened and the men’s motive.

“We believe the victim has been deliberately targeted and would appeal to anybody with any information that could assist us with our inquiry to come forward and call 101.”

Nothing was stolen from the address but a machete was recovered by police from the scene and is being forensically examined.

People with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.