Armed gang rob Batley family in middle of night


FOUR robbers, two armed with a brick and a metal pole, forced their way into a Batley home in the middle of the night.

The robbers woke a sleeping married couple and their two-year-old daughter, who was asleep in her parents’ bed in Healey Lane on January 5 at 2.30am.

Two of the intruders went upstairs where they threatened their victims, a 34-year-old man and his wife, aged 28, with the weapons they picked up from the garden, before demanding cash.

The gang stole around £400 from the room before leaving through the back door.

No-one was injured during the robbery, but the victims were left very shaken.

Police said the suspects were three Afro-Carribbean men and a while man. All had their faces covered.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information is asked to contact DC Jim Rudge at Dewsbury CID via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.