Burglars assault Belper homeowner

Police are investigating a burglary at a house in Belper where the homeowner was assaulted by the intruders.

At around 5am on Wednesday, September 12, intruders broke into a house on Heydon Close through the back door.

The homeowner, a 44-year-old man, came downstairs and the burglars assaulted him.

The victim suffered facial injuries and is currently being treated at the Royal Derby Hospital. The offenders, believed to be two men, stole a small safe containing documents and a gold chain from the victim’s neck.