Axe wielding burglars are being hunted by Warwickshire Police following a disturbing incident in Earlswood which left a man in hospital.
The attack occurred at 11.15pm on Monday night when three males forced entry to a house in Mill Lane.
A 55-year-old man was attacked with an axe causing serious injuries to his head and shoulder. He was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.
An 85-year-old man also suffered facial injuries after being attacked with an iron bar.
Items of silverware and a laptop were taken before the offenders left the property.
Detective Sergeant Collette O’Keefe from Leamington Spa CID said: “A thorough investigation has been launched to identify and locate the offenders and local residents may see an increased police presence in the area over the next few days.
“We are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious to come forward.
“Anyone with information that could assist our investigation can call 101 quoting incident 530 of 5 November 2018.”
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.