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Mum of two in hospital with serious injuries.
The woman in her 40's was at home, with her two children in the house at the time of the incident yesterday (around 11am).
She disturbed a man in her garden who attacked her with what police have described as a sharp opject - he and another man then ran off, leaving behind a laptop and circular saw they'd taken from her kitchen and shed.
The victim is still in hospital at the QMC in Nottingham - after being taken there for treatment to serious injuries
Both men described as white. The first man is described as between 20 and 30-years-old and wearing a black hooded top which had white on it. The second man was wearing a sleeveless grey hooded top and spoke with an accent possibly Scottish or Irish.
Detective Sergeant David Bacon, from Loughborough CID, said; “This was a horrifying attack on this woman in his own garden made even more distressing that her two young children were in the house at the time.
“Thankfully incidents like this are rare but officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area and speaking to local residents to answer any concerns they may have.
“We’d like to catch the people responsible and we hope someone might recall some detail connected to what happened and get in touch. We are keen to speak to the owner of a blue Ford Escort type van which had white writing on it seen parked on Cotton Way during yesterday morning or anyone who may have seen it in the area around the time of this incident.
“If you have any information whatsoever regarding what happened or the people responsible, no matter how small it may be, we would urge you to contact police immediately or Crimestoppers anonymously if you do not wish to give your name.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DS 81 David Bacon on (0116) 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 0081. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
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