Neighbours in shock as hammer attack suspects released

Neighbours of a man who was brutally attacked in his home with a hammer during a suspected robbery have spoken of their shock.

Some of the residents on Southdown in Bracebridge Low Fields told The Lincolnite that they heard shouting and bangs at around 10.55pm on Wednesday, August 7.

It comes after a reported robbery which left a 50-year-old man with serious injuries to his abdomen and head.

He was taken QMC, where he is still being treated.

The three people arrested yesterday have been released with no further action.

Police also arrested a 53-year-old man have since released him on bail.

A local resident, who didn’t wish to be named, said: “We didn’t hear anything until this morning. We know the victims lives alone and heard the suspects live locally.

“It’s scary things like this happening so close to home but we slept through it all.”

Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Another one of the man’s neighbours said they believed the victim had disabilities.

“This has been very scary and shocking when it happens so close to your house.”

A third neighbour who lives on the same street as the victim recalled what she heard on the night: “I heard a lot of shouting but didn’t think much of it until the morning.

“My daughter-in-law saw police on her way to the shop this morning. It’s awful. I remember hearing shouts.

“I’m definitely going to make sure that I keep my doors locked at all times.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything should call 101 quoting incident number 561 of August 7.