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Burglars attacked Brighton home owners as they slept

BURGLARS broke into a Whitehawk home and battered the occupants while they slept upstairs.

The two criminals kicked down the back door of the home in Manor Way, Brighton at 6am on December 24.

The victims, aged 65 and 39, are believed to have been attacked with a brick and iron bar.

They were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The suspects fled with the victims' mobile phones.

Detective Sergeant Suzy Maclintock from Brighton and Hove CID said: "We believe this may have been a targeted attack and would urge anyone who knows who was responsible to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

The suspects are described as white and were wearing dark clothing at the time of the attack.

Call 101 and quote serial 155 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:58am Thu 27 Dec 12

greeg2 says...

"We believe this may have been a targeted attack and would urge anyone who knows who was responsible to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
Yeah I've a suggestion,their relatives.
"We believe this may have been a targeted attack and would urge anyone who knows who was responsible to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.” Yeah I've a suggestion,their relatives. greeg2
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2:52am Thu 27 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

a burgary in whitewhorek!!! impossible,!!!!!
a burgary in whitewhorek!!! impossible,!!!!! funkyyoyo
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3:42am Thu 27 Dec 12

Poccypoc says...

Badly-written article, possibly taken from agency copy.

Why is it bad? First, to say a couple "slept upstairs" is fine if you say the burglars broke in "while the couple slept upstairs," but not if you say they were battered while sleeping because they are not "upstairs" to the burglars if they are in the same room.

Second, if the first paragraph refers to an address in Whitehawk, there is no need to refer to Brighton in the second par. Other way round, maybe, but people will know Whitehawk is in Brighton if they have read the headline.
Badly-written article, possibly taken from agency copy. Why is it bad? First, to say a couple "slept upstairs" is fine if you say the burglars broke in "while the couple slept upstairs," but not if you say they were battered while sleeping because they are not "upstairs" to the burglars if they are in the same room. Second, if the first paragraph refers to an address in Whitehawk, there is no need to refer to Brighton in the second par. Other way round, maybe, but people will know Whitehawk is in Brighton if they have read the headline. Poccypoc
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7:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

BURIRAM says...

Stole Two mobile phones? Maybe more that they don't want to mention.
Stole Two mobile phones? Maybe more that they don't want to mention. BURIRAM
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11:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

and a ton of weed but shhh dont tell the neighbours!!!
and a ton of weed but shhh dont tell the neighbours!!! funkyyoyo
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1:05pm Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Quite.People don't break into houses and batter the occupants for a couple of mobiles. Mobiles are easily nickable. Must have been a lot more to it. The obvious thought must be drugs but thats just speculation and I'm sure the Police are leaving no stone unturned.
Quite.People don't break into houses and batter the occupants for a couple of mobiles. Mobiles are easily nickable. Must have been a lot more to it. The obvious thought must be drugs but thats just speculation and I'm sure the Police are leaving no stone unturned. sussexram40
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5:56pm Thu 27 Dec 12

NickBrt says...

How terribly bad-minded of people to even consider that anyone in Brighton would have a stash of drugs in their home. Shame on you all. Yo ho ho!
How terribly bad-minded of people to even consider that anyone in Brighton would have a stash of drugs in their home. Shame on you all. Yo ho ho! NickBrt
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2:28am Fri 28 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

ive got drugs !!!!! its called nescafe coffee !!!
ive got drugs !!!!! its called nescafe coffee !!! funkyyoyo
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