Police charge Burnley man with hammer attack

Police have charged a man with attempted murder following a hammer attack on an elderly man in his home.

Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 9:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 9:40 am
Police have charged a man

Joseph Ormonde (31) of Mitchell Street, Burnley will appear at Preston Crown Court this morning (Tuesday) accused of the offence.

At around 6pm to 6-15pm on Friday, December 1st, a 73-year-old man answered the door to his home on Rossetti Avenue and was assaulted with a hammer, suffering a serious head injury.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Det. Chief Insp Geoff Hurst, from the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “I would like to reassure the community that our investigation is on-going and they will continue to see extra police patrols in the area.

“Incidents of this type are rare and if anyone has any concerns they can approach a local officer who will be happy to help.”