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Man Attacked with Machete in his own home.

POLICE are appealing for information after a 45 year old man was attacked in his Lancaster home with a machete.

The offence took place around 9pm on Monday 11th November when the victim, who lives at a flat on Captains Row, contacted police stating that his home had been ransacked and that two men had hit him with a machete.

The men have ransacked his home before running off towards the lower floor car park whilst throwing stones which smashed the victim’s windows.

The victim was left with a cut to his right knee which required hospital treatment.

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

DC Tristan Hardwick from Reactive CID Lancaster 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 also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court

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