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Armed burglars terrorise mum and daughter in their Duxford home

A mother and her teenage daughter have been left terrified in their own home after armed burglars targeted a house in Duxford.

Officers were called at 12.24pm today with reports of a burglary at a house in St John's Street.

Two men armed with weapons entered the house while the teenager, 18, and her mother were inside the property

Police tape
Police tape

They were restrained and assaulted.

The men then stole the family’s car - a blue Ford Focus - to make their escape.

The car was abandoned nearby a short while later and a search for the men is underway.

The mother and daughter suffered minor injuries.

It is not yet known if anything else has been stolen.

Detective Inspector Susie Hine said: “These incidents are rare in Cambridgeshire, but this has no doubt been terrifying today for the family involved.

“I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Duxford area, or surrounding areas today, to get in touch with us.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone driving through the village between 10am and 1pm who may have dash cam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 179 of September 3.

Alternatively, you can report information online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Any information relating to the incident can also be reported 100 per cent anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or by completing an online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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