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Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Watford are appealing for information and witnesses.

It happened at an address in Callowland Place, off Leavesden Road, at 7.45pm on Saturday 20 June.

Three men forced entry into a home and attacked the man in his 50s with a knife while demanding money. They stole £200 in cash and fled the scene.

The victim suffered two stab wounds to his chest and abdomen, and a laceration to his hand.

An air ambulance landed in nearby Callowland Park lucilky the mans injuries were not considered life-threatening and was taken to hospital, later he was discharged and is recovering.

Two of the masked crooks are white men and one is a black man.

Detective Constable Julie Vint, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “This was an understandably alarming incident for the victim and his family, who were also inside the property at the time of the burglary.

“We carried out extensive enquiries on the evening of the incident, talking to witnesses and recording statements, and we are now looking at CCTV cameras nearby.

“I would now like to appeal to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Leavesden Road area at the time of the burglary. Did you see any people acting in an odd manner, or any unfamiliar vehicles in the area?

“We understand that news of this crime will be unsettling for the wider community and there was a heavy police presence in the area on the night. I would like to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to identify the perpetrators.”

You can email DC Vint at julie.vint@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of our Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/48253/20.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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