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Dad attacked with machete during raid on Liverpool home

by Natalie Evans. Published Mon 08 Mar 2010 09:47

A man has been left with serious injuries after being hacked with a machete.

The 53-year-old was attacked after accidentally disturbing a raid on his neighbour's flat in Condron Road North in Litherland.

Police found the victim with a deep wound to his forearm just after 11pm on Saturday night.

He remains in a serious condition in hospital after surgeons battled for eight hours to save his arm.

He has not yet been able to speak about his ordeal.

The man's 27-year-old son, who also witnessed the robbery, was punched in the face when he confronted the thugs.

Three young men, believed to be aged between 15 and 20 years, were seen outside the flats at around the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector David Keegan of Sefton CID said: "This was a dreadful and cowardly attack on an innocent man who has suffered an extremely severe wound to his arm which has required extensive surgery.

"This kind of assault is thankfully very rare but an innocent man has suffered appalling injuries as a result and his son is also extremely upset at what has happened.

"I would urge the three young men seen outside the flats at the time of this attack to make themselves known to the police and I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us."

Anyone with information should call Copy Lane CID on 0151 777 3165 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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