12 year olds attacked in burglary at Icklesham

TWO 12 year old boys were terrorised by burglars who knocked on the front door.

The incident took place at 10.15pm on Thursday August 22 at Golders Green.

A woman knocked on the door. When one of the boys opened the door a man entered, pushing one of the boys against a wall by the throat and threatening him.

After the assault the house was searched and a watch and jewellery valued at several thousand pounds were stolen.

The boys who had been alone in the house for only a short while, were shaken but were not physically injured.

Detective Sergeant Tony Webb said: “This was a cowardly assault on one of two boys who posed no threat to their assailants.”

The woman was white with red hair and a Scottish accent. The second suspect is described as a white man, wearing grey hoody and jeans.