A man has been assaulted in his own bed in Hyde, after two men broke into his house.
The incident happened sometime between 3am and 3.30am on Monday 21 March 2016 at an address on Green Lane in Hollingworth, Hyde.
A 72-year-old man was asleep in his home, when he was woken by loud bangs and was then confronted in his bedroom by two men, one of whom was in possession of a knife.
The victim shouted for the men to leave, but the man holding the knife punched him several times in the face and threatened him.
After attacking the victim, the two men then stole a watch and some loose change before leaving. The man suffered facial swelling and bruising.
The stolen watch is described as an analogue watch, with a silver metal dial, white face and brown leather strap.
The first man is described as white, around 30 years old, around 5ft 8in, of stocky build, and was wearing dark clothing, a black woolly hat and a scarf covering his face.
The second man is described as white, around 30 years old, approximately 6ft tall, average build and was wearing a black woolly hat, black clothing and black gloves.
Detective Constable Darren Byrne based at Hyde police station said: “As people can well imagine, this was a very frightening and traumatic experience for the victim, who was asleep in his bed in the sanctity of his own home, a place where he should feel safe, when he was awoken and attacked by these two men.
“We are conducting a number of enquiries to try and identify these two offenders and are asking the public for their help to do this. Did you see any individuals acting suspiciously or notice any vehicles around the Green Lane area in the early hours on Monday, or did you see these two men making off after the attack.
“Please contact us with any information you have so we can arrest those responsible”.