Have-a-go hero tackles intruder during burglary at Ardleigh home

Cash and jewellery taken during Colchester break-in

Cash and jewellery taken during Colchester break-in - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

A have-a-go hero tackled a burglar who had broken into his home.

Two men entered a house in Harwich Road, Ardleigh, while the victim had popped out between 9.45-10.15pm on Friday.

When the man, in his 40s, returned home and tackled one of the suspects.

It is thought he injured the burglar causing swelling to his face and a bloodied nose.

Both suspects were black and aged 25-30. One was 5ft 11ins tall and of skinny build, the other 5ft 6ins and of stocky build.


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The victim suffered a cut hand and some bruised ribs.

The suspects fled the property empty-handed.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Dave Brooks at Clacton CID.

Det Con Brooks is particularly keen to hear from anyone who has seen or knows of anyone fitting the description of the men above, especially someone with recent facial injuries.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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