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New appeal about Ilkley burglary after police find stolen car

POLICE investigating an aggravated burglary in Ilkley in which a man was attacked and seriously injured are continuing to appeal for information following the recovery of the victim’s stolen vehicle.

The incident occurred at around 8pm on Monday when the suspect entered a flat on Brook Street.

He assaulted a 71-year-old man before fleeing the property with a number of items including the keys to the man’s car.

The car, a red BMW X5, has since been located by officers in the Wortley area of Leeds.

The victim, who suffered serious head injuries as a result of the assault, remains in hospital at this time in a serious but stable condition.

The suspect has been described as a white male, slim build, approximately 6ft, with mousey brown hair.

Detective Inspector Suzanne Hall of Bradford CID said: “We are treating this incident very seriously and are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to identify the suspect.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of the victim’s address around the time of the incident, particularly anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage covering The Grove, Brook Street, and along the A65 and A660 towards Leeds between 6pm and 8.30pm on Monday evening.

“The victim’s car, a red BMW X5, has now been recovered in Leeds on Silver Royd Close at around 4pm yesterday and we are appealing for anyone who has seen that vehicle being left or at any point between then and the burglary.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210617209 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat