A MIDDLE aged man received head injuries after two giant burglars forced their way into a house in Grateley at night, demanded money and then hit him. Detectives are appealing for information following the ‘aggravated burglary’ at the property in Cholderton Road at 10.45pm on Wednesday 12 December. . The offenders left the scene with two laptops and the 53-year-old requiring hospital treatment. Both suspects are black, aged between 25 and 30 and are around 6ft 4ins tall.

One man was wearing dark clothing and a hat and the second man was slimmer than the first suspect.

Detective Constable Rob Harrington from Andover CID said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Cholderton Road and the Shire Horse Public House on the evening of Wednesday, 12 December and who saw any suspicious people or vehicles. “I’d also like anyone who has heard information about this crime to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Harrington at Andover CID by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.