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Police burglary video.

Police burglary video.

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Detectives are hunting these two men over a horrific raid in which a women was threatened with a knife in her own home.

The pair burst into the house in Newton after the female occupier answered the door at around 8.25pm.

One of the men was armed with a cosh but once inside grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened the woman with it demanding she hand over cash.

Police have released CCTV footage - which is on our website - showing two hooded figures prowling around the Alder Street area near the time of the attack.

DC Roy Waller said: “Luckily the woman wasn’t hurt but she was, understandably, very frightened during the incident and upset once it was over. These men have burst into her home and I’m sure the community in Newton will agree that they urgently need to be brought to justice.

“I’d appeal to anyone who recognises the offenders’ descriptions or who saw anything suspicious to contact us as soon as possible.”

The petrifying incident happened on September 1 at around 8.25pm. Once inside the raiders stole two mobile phones and a few cigarettes before fleeing on foot.

The first offender, who stayed near to the front door during the incident, is described as around 5ft 6in tall, in his late teens or early 20s and of a slim build. He had a round face and wore short, light-coloured hair and spoke with a local accent. The offender who threatened the victim is in his late teens or early 20s and around 5ft 5in tall and wearing a blue jacket.

Call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6811.