[T]hree men and one woman are currently being questioned in relation an aggravated burglary in Carlisle which left a man with a serious injury.
Police were called at 4.17pm yesterday (1st April) following a report of a window being smashed at a house on Bower Street.
Offenders forced entry to the property and a male offender, armed with a hammer, attacked the occupants.
A 39-year-old man suffered a serious head injury, which is not life-threatening, and was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary. A female, aged 39, suffered a broken finger.
Police were deployed quickly to the scene and arrested four people on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They remain in custody.
Those arrested are all from Carlisle. The three men are aged 33, 26 and 23. The woman is aged 31.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward in order to assist with this investigation.
Detective Sergeant Tracey Nimmo, North Cumbria CID, said: “At this time we are looking for no further suspects. However we do want the public’s help with this incident.
“Our early CCTV enquiries have shown a number of cars stopping as the incident happened and we would really like to hear from those people about what they saw in order to bring those responsible to justice.
“This was a terrifying attack for the victims and a team of detectives are actively working on this case.
“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.