Gang brutally attacked a father and son with an iron bar

Detectives are appealing for help to catch a gang who brutally assaulted a father and son with an iron bar, in the Nottinghamshire village of Blyth.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:06 pm
Ex-policeman David
Ex-policeman David

The two men were attacked after interrupting a burglary at a neighbour’s house.

They suffered a vicious beating before the suspects tried to run them over.

This appeal is part of BBC One’s Crimewatch Roadshow. See it here.

The four week series is hosted by Rav Wilding and Michelle Ackerley and is broadcast every weekday morning.

Last year viewers’ calls helped police make almost 50 arrests, for crimes including rape, fraud, grievous bodily harm and burglary and this year the team are hoping for even more. Alongside appeals on location, the series features tips, advice and the latest crime fighting gadgets in the studio, as well as the usual CCTV and the wanted faces roundups.

Many high profile crimes are set to feature on the programme as well as the sorts of everyday crime which can affect us all. Detectives hope that viewers will once again have that vital information to put those responsible behind bars.

On this morning’s Crimewatch Roadshow (Tuesday, June 28) on BBC One, detectives revealed how they’re linking the gang to two other burglaries in the area.