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Two held after pensioners attacked

Police have arrested two more people after an elderly couple were seriously injured in a vicious attack during a break-in.

The 90-year-old husband suffered throat injuries while his wife, in her 80s, had head injuries when they were assaulted in their home in Elm Grove, Scunthorpe, on Tuesday evening.

Humberside Police said a man and a woman were arrested last night in Brigg, North Lincolnshire.

The man, aged 22, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary while the 27-year-old woman was held on suspicion of assisting an offender. They were said to be helping with inquiries at Scunthorpe Police Station.

A 36-year-old man arrested on Christmas Eve has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "The elderly couple injured in the aggravated burglary remain in hospital and are both described as being stable."

Police were alerted after members of the public reported seeing a man running from the pensioners' home and officers found the couple seriously injured.

A man was seen driving away in a white van following the attack, which happened at about 5.20pm.


From Belfast Telegraph