Appeal following aggravated burglary in Bollington Date published: 22nd May 2017 5.37pm

Officers from Macclesfield CID are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Bollington.

The incident occurred at approximately 11.30pm on Sunday 21 May when two unknown men forced entry into an address on Turner Street, Bollington.

Once inside the address the two men, who both had strong Liverpool accents, went into the bedroom of the victim, a 21-year-old man, and awoke him. One of the men then threatened the victim with a knife, whilst the second man hit him once with a broom handle, causing minor scratches to his neck.

The two men then stole a number of items, including two mac laptops and a mobile phone, before fleeing the scene.

The first suspect, who was carrying a knife, is described as a man, approximately 5ft 9 – 5ft 10 inches tall. He was wearing a dark coloured jacked with is hood up covering his face.

The second suspect, who was carrying the broom handle, is describes as a man, approximately 5ft 10 – 5ft 11 inches tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a blue North Face jacket, which was zipped up above his mouth with the hood up. 

Detective Inspector Claire Jesson from Macclesfield CID said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible. Thankfully the victim did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of this traumatic incident; however he has been left extremely shaken.

“The investigation is currently in its early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV analysis, forensics and house to house enquiries. As part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and believes that they may have witnessed anything suspicious.

“I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Macclesfield CID on 101.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 954 of 21/05/2017. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.