Armed raiders burst into South Yoekshire home

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A TEENAGE couple and a young boy were subjected to a terrifying ordeal after being attacked by an armed gang in their own home.

The trio - an 18-year-old girl, her 17-year-old boyfriend, and her 12-year-old little brother - were threatened with a knife, a suspected firearm and a police-style taser stun gun by three men who burst into the family home.

Police hunting the raiders today appealed for help in bringing the culprits to justice.

Detective Inspector Rich Partridge, of Doncaster Police, said: “This was an absolutely terrifying experience, not only for the family but also for people living in the community.

“The couple are physically okay but they have obviously been left very shaken by what must have been a very upsetting incident.”

The girl and her boyfriend were at home at a house in Manor Court, Denaby, Doncaster, along with her 12-year-old little brother, when the gang burst in and demanded drugs.

The three men, who were armed with a blade, the electrical taser device and a suspected firearm, confronted the girl in the kitchen.

When she told the raiders neither she nor her boyfriend had drugs, one of the men turned the taser on the teenage boy, causing minor injuries to his arm.

The gang then began to chase the couple upstairs but stopped halfway up the stairs, turned, and fled from the property empty handed.

Det Insp Partridge added: “We are unsure why this happened and why the occupants were attacked. It was a very violent attack and people living nearby have expressed real fears about it.”

He said a number of similar incidents had taken place at addresses across the borough in recent months.

He added: “Although we are not linking any of the cases, there have been several similar incidents in Doncaster over recent weeks and we would urge people to be vigilant for such people in their area.”

Two of the thugs were white - one 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, and the other 5ft 9ins tall, chubby, with a deep voice and wearing a dark jacket.

The third thug was black, 5ft 4ins tall, slim and in his 20s.

Det Insp Partridge added: “We would urge anyone who can help to come forward immediately.

“The family are very shaken up and we want to find the men responsible.”

Anyone with any information about the incident, at 12.45am on Wednesday, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.