A HORRIFIC attack saw a baby hit with an electric screwdriver by five burglars.

At 9.50pm on Tuesday, July 28, five men forced entry into a house in London Road, Wokingham by damaging the front door.

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They demanded money and hit a man and woman in their fifties 50s and an 18-month-old child with a scewdriver.

They were also sprayed with a cleaning fluid.

They all received minor injuries but didn't need to go to hospital. 

Police said they are five white men, all in their late teens or early twenties, and were all wearing face coverings.

The men got into a dark coloured Audi TT before driving the vehicle towards the male victim who was trying to prevent them from leaving.

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The vehicle then drove away towards the direction of the A329.

Earlier at around 9.15pm, burglars broke into a house on Clevedon Drive, Earley by smashing a rear patio door.

They ransacked the house, stealing jewellery, bank cards and a spare car key was taken. No one was in the property at the time.

The offenders were also seen leaving the property in a dark-coloured Audi TT.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Becky Clough, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I believe that these incidents are linked and I am appealing to anyone who has any information about these incidents to come forward.

“I am appealing particularly to motorists who were driving in the area to check their dash-cam footage and to any residents of these areas to check their CCTV and doorbell footage and get in touch if they can help with my investigation.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200232615, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”