Investigation underway after Muswellbrook home invasion

Saturday, 04 March 2023 12:46:36 PM

Hunter Valley Police have commenced an investigation following an aggravated home invasion at Muswellbrook overnight left four people injured.

About 1.15am (Saturday 4 March 2023), emergency services were called to a home on Forbes Street, Muswellbrook, following reports of an aggravated robbery.

Police have been told five men – wearing balaclavas and armed with weapons including machetes, knives, hammers and a pole – forced their way into the house and assaulted four occupants, demanding money.

A 59-year-old man, a 47-year-old woman, a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were treated at the scene for injuries including a suspected skull fracture, broken jaw, broken arm and lacerations. They were all taken to John Hunter Hospital at Newcastle for further treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Two dogs at the home were also struck with machetes and have been treated by a vet; they are reported to be in a stable condition.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Muswellbrook Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.