Appeal for information after man stabbed during robbery (Siston Hill)

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Siston Hill, South Gloucestershire, that left the home-owner seriously ill with stab wounds.

The 49-year-old man is in a stable condition in Frenchay Hospital. He was stabbed with a kitchen knife in the abdomen and suffered cuts to his head and face.

It happened at around 9pm on Tuesday 16th November at a large house in Siston Hill.

The husband and wife owners were disturbed by their dogs barking and found two men in their kitchen. They demanded money, and during a struggle the husband was stabbed. The attackers then ran off.

Det Insp Jill Kells, of Staple Hill police said: “This was a very serious assault and it’s important we find the men responsible quickly. It was obviously terrifying for the victims.”

The two attackers are both black. One is described as of a very large build, with a large round face, thick neck and wearing dark clothing.

The other is of thin build, in his late teens to early 20s. He was also wearing dark clothing.

Police are now appealing for information from witnesses who may have seen people acting suspiciously or vehicles being driven erratically in Siston Hill on that evening. Anyone who can help is asked to call Staple Hill CID on 0845 456 7000 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and attempted murder, and has been bailed.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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