A PENSIONER was attacked by three hammer-wielding thugs and left with serious injuries after being assaulted with a baseball bat and kicked in the face, South Yorkshire Police have revealed.
The victim remained in hospital last night as a result of the attack which took place at around 7.45 pm on Thursday at an address in the Sheffield Road area of Woodhouse, Sheffield.
Investigators have yet to establish whether anything was taken from the property or why the man was targeted in the first place.
The 66-year-old victim answered the door to what he believed to be previous visitors to the property, when he was confronted by three men who had their faces masked and were armed with hammers.
They forced their way into the property and one of the men hit the pensioner around the head with a baseball bat.
He fell to the floor and was then kicked in the face before the suspects fled the scene.
Detective Constable Steve Robinson said: “This is a particularly nasty assault on an elderly man.
“It is unclear as to whether anything was stolen from the property, and the motive for the attack is unknown.
“I would urge anyone with any information on the incident to call South Yorkshire Police on the non-emergency number, 101.”
Witnesses, or anyone with information, should call 101 quoting incident number 1112 of November 28 2013, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111