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Watch: Burglary near Preston to be featured on Crimewatch

Posted on - 16th October, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, News, Videos

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An aggravated burglary which took place in Samlesbury is to be featured on Crimewatch.

It comes as police renew their appeal and the victim has offered a £250,000 reward for information leading to conviction of his attackers, if you’re on our app follow this link to watch the video.

The incident at an address on Goosefort Lane near Preston left a 48 year old man with injuries.

A group of men wearing balaclavas attacked the man in the grounds of his home at around 11.45pm on Thursday 1 August last year.

The offenders demanded to know where the man kept his valuables and made off with a substantial amount of cash, gold and high value jewellery.

The burglary is reconstructed in the Crimewatch episode

The burglary is reconstructed in the Crimewatch episode

They fled in the victim’s Ranger Rover which was found abandoned and on fire nearby.

Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill of Lancashire Police who is leading the investigation said: “This was a vicious attack on a man in his own home that left him with nasty injuries and the investigation is still on-going.

“I would urge people to watch the programme tonight and to contact us if they know something that they think might assist us in identifying offenders and or recovering any of the stolen property.

“It is worthy of note that the victim has offered a reward of up to £250,000 for information leading to the prosecution and conviction of offenders.”

“We have a team of detectives who are still working on the investigation and I can assure the public that any information received will be treated in confidence and dealt with appropriately.”

The crime is to be featured on the Thursday 16 October episode of Crimewatch at 9pm on BBC 1.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting Operation Lime.

People with information can also contact 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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