Man, 70, knocked to ground, punched and kicked during home break-in

CCTV images of men in connection with aggravated burglary in Purls Bridge Drove, Manea

Police have released CCTV images of four men they want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Purls Bridge Drove, Manea on March 20. - Credit: CAMBS POLICE

A 70-year-old man was knocked to the ground, repeatedly punched and kicked by five men who broke into his house in Manea.

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

The men attempted to gain access to Witcham Farm Cottage in Purls Bridge Drove at about 3pm on Saturday afternoon (March 20).

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

The victim's son, who was also at the house, was also assaulted. He suffered a deep laceration to his head and required hospital treatment.

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

Police have since released CCTV images of four of the men they want to identify in connection with the aggravated burglary.

The group searched the property and outbuildings before making off in a white Ford Transit van.

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops



CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

It is believed the group were seen at about 2pm in Manea village with the white transit and another vehicle described as a black 4x4.


CCTV image of one of four wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary.

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated brglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

Anyone with information on who these men are should contact police via the webchat service or online quoting 35/16341/21.


CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary .

CCTV image of one of four men police want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Manea on Saturday afternoon (March 20). - Credit: Cambs Cops

Anyone without internet access should call 101.

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