This is the shocking moment two thugs forced their way into a home and hit a grandfather over the head with a hammer.
The drama unfolded at around 7.10pm and CCTV captured two men approaching the home, surrounded by Christmas lights, where Mr. Brown was spending the evening in with his wife Yvonne Brown, 59.
The culprits knocked on the door of the property near Wigan, Greater Manchester, before bursting in and charging past Mrs. Brown, who answered thinking it was delivery men. They then attempted to overpower Mr. Brown, a grandfather of eight, who was sat in the living room watching Emmerdale.
Following a struggle, Mr. Brown was then knocked unconscious after three blows to the head, including one with the claw of a hammer.
In the footage, Mrs. Brown escapes the clutches of one of the attackers who tries to drag her back and can be seen sprinting from the house in Norley.
Mrs. Brown, who runs a family business with her husband, then sought refuge at a neighbor’s house, where she called the police.
Her husband remains in hospital with a swollen knee, fractured skull and bruising but doctors believe he will make a full recovery.
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