83 year old in Violent Burglary £3000 reward offered

Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £3,000 for information on violent Leyland burglary 



Crimestoppers have offered a reward of up to £3,000 for information leading to any arrests in a violent Leyland burglary, Crimestoppers and Police are appealing for information into the incident in which an 83 year old pensioner from the Wellington Avenue area of Layland.

Lancashire Police told Breaking News ” The pensioner, aged 83, opened the door to the thief at 8.30pm on Tuesday 1st October. He was then pushed backwards onto the stairs and dragged through to his lounge by the ankles where the thief demanded cash. The pensioner was kicked and elbowed before his hands were slashed with a knife as he tried to defend himself and crawl away.”

“This horrific ordeal continued as he was forced up the stairs on his knees with the knife pointed at his neck and watched as the burglar ransacked his possessions. The burglar made away with a wallet and additional cash that had been put aside for food shopping.”

Today independent charity crime stoppers are offering a reward for information passed to the charity, that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible in this crime.

Crimestoppers’ North West Regional Manager, Gary Murray, said: “This burglary was a cruel and terrifying attack on an elderly man. The severity of this crime demands that this should not go unpunished. We would urge anyone who may have information to contact Crimestoppers and for them to be assured that they can do so with total anonymity.”


If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.