Police are appealing for information into an investigation after people were assaulted by burglars in their own home.
At around 3.30am yesterday (Saturday March 31) Police received a report that number of men had entered a property on Hadrian Street in Sunderland.
The suspects entered the property through the front door and threatened the occupants with metal bars. They assaulted one male and caused damage to the building.
The men are described as being white, in their 20s and were wearing dark clothing with the hoods pulled up.
The occupants of the house were left incredibly distressed and continue to be supported by specialist Police Officers.
An investigation has been launched and we have Detectives carrying out enquiries, to help us identify the people responsible.
This is being treated as an isolated incident at this time and additional Officers will be in the area to reassure the Community and conduct further enquiries.