3 November 2015

We are today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on an aggravated burglary that took place in Newcastle-under-Lyme where the victim was left with serious injuries following a ‘savage’ attack.

The incident occurred on Wednesday 5 August this year when four offenders broke into the home of Ian Alcock on Peacocks Hay, Talke, at around 10.30pm, stealing a significant amount of cash in the process.

Serious injuries

Ian, 49, suffered a broken jaw, a fractured eye socket and lost some of his teeth in the vicious attack that he suffered.

We are now offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this crime.

The four men were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, although one did remove his mask, which has allowed the victim to work with police to produce an e-fit.

Aggravated Burglary efit
E-fit of one of the men accused of attack on Ian

It is believed the men then made off on foot across fields towards Reginald Mitchell Way.

Afraid to sleep in own home

Paul Lomas, Staffordshire Volunteer Chair for Crimestoppers, said: “This aggravated burglary has left a man afraid to sleep in his own home and still suffering the mental scars of the injuries he received.

“I’d ask anyone with information on this gang to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and prevent them from hurting anyone else within the community. We don’t want to know who you are, only who they are.”

If you have any information on this aggravated burglary then please contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.

*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the full amount.