Man attacked with axe in Swinton robbery

CRIME: Crime scene.

CRIME: Crime scene.

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A man was attacked with an axe by masked men during a robbery at a house in Swinton.

Three men with their faces covered forced entry into a property in Sanderson Way, Swinton at around 2.30am on Monday February 22.

The men threatened a 29-year-old man, before assaulting him. He was hit on the side of the head by an axe, carried by one of the group.

The men then searched the 29-year-old’s property, taking cash and keys to his white transit van.

The 29-year-old suffered head injuries that required surgery at hospital. He remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The van has been recovered in the Wath-upon-Dearne area of Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information.

Please call police on 101 quoting incident number 77 of 22 February 2016. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.