A MAN has been seriously injured after being hit in the head with a hammer during an aggravated burglary.

The 37-year-old victim was attacked at a house in Mill Mead, Ringmer, at 11.20pm on Saturday, October 2.

Police are investigating the aggravated burglary after the occupant was hit over the head by a man armed with a hammer who had entered the address with two other men.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.

The group of men demanded money but ran out of the house after being disturbed by two other occupants.

Two motorbikes - a white Husqvarna and a green Kawasaki - were stolen from a garage at the property.

Detective Inspector Alex Campbell said: “This was a traumatic experience for the victim and occupants but we believe this was an isolated incident.

“We are keen to hear from any witnesses or from anyone who has any information about the incident or has seen the stolen motorbikes or been offered them for sale.”

Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Lesson.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.