Police appeal after grandfather violently attacked and cut with saw during robbery [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
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A Birmingham grandfather was repeatedly punched, kicked and cut with a saw after being attacked in his own bed by intruders.
The shaken 65-year-old victim has agreed to release images of some of his injuries as West Midlands Police appeal for help in tracking down those responsible.
The man was struck with the saw and suffered a fractured breastbone, and small cuts across his body, after two robbers forced their way into his home in Kingstanding.
They fled with cash and despite extensive enquiries, officers are still seeking to identify those who were behind the attack in Dormington Road at around 3am on Friday (December 1).
The victim – who does not want to be named – required treatment in hospital for several days and is still recovering from his injuries now.
DC Richard Marsh, from force CID, said: “This was a horrible ordeal for the victim in a place he should have felt the safest. There’s not only the physical injuries, but the emotional distress this has caused.
“Although the men were masked we believe they were both white, in their early 20s, and had Birmingham accents. I would urge them to consider what they’ve done, then do the right thing and come forward.
“I’m sure they will have confided in others, having come into some money, and we also need you to have a conscious and contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quote 20BW/297011U/20.