Hove mother blindfolded during robbery

A mother was tied up and blindfolded in her home by three men who raided her house while her three-year-old daughter slept upstairs.

The men broke into her home in Amberley Drive, Hove, at about 17:00 GMT on Saturday.

They attacked the victim as she came out of her upstairs bathroom. She was gagged, blindfolded and tied up in the lounge.

Asian gold jewellery, cash and computer equipment was taken.

'Horrible and distressing'

One of the suspects is described as 5ft 6in, and was wearing blue mechanic style overalls with a hood, black gloves and a rubber Halloween mask with a tiger design on it.

Police said the two other suspects spoke both English and Urdu with Pakistani accents.

Det Con Chris Bishop, from Brighton and Hove CID, said: "This was clearly a horrible and distressing incident for the victim and fortunately, neither her, nor her young daughter were physically injured.

"We believe this was a targeted attack and that someone will know who is responsible for it.

"At this time, we are keeping an open mind as to if this is linked to similar incidents that have occurred throughout the country."

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