Four Men In 20's Arrested In Connection With Ashton Gran Attack

Friday, July 29th, 2016 9:27am

Two weeks ago men stormed the house of a disabled grandma with knives and baseball bats in broad daylight. The 65 year old remains in hospital after the horrific attack.

Police investigating a burglary in Ashton that left a 65-year-old woman with a fractured skull have made three further arrests.

Sometime between 12.40am and 2.42am on Tuesday 19 July 2016, two men forced their way into a property on Neal Avenue and demanded money.

The woman was attacked by both men who were armed with a knife and baseball bat causing injuries to her arms, a fractured skull and multiple facial fractures.

The men searched the property before fleeing the scene.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment where she remains in a stable condition.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion on aggravated burglary and a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

All three have been bailed pending further enquiries. A 29-year-old man previously arrested also remains on bail.

Detective Inspector Alison Whittaker, of GMP's Tameside borough, said: "This attack has left a disabled woman who was alone at home with some nasty injuries.

"We have now arrested four men in connection with this attack. All four have been bailed, but I would still appeal to the public for any information that can help with our investigation."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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