Story from the Manchester Evening News:
A woman was hit with a hammer and a staff member assaulted by two men in a pub robbery in Stockport.
The offenders forced open the door of The High Grove Hotel on Silverdale Road, Gatley, as a staff member was trying to lock it.
They punched him and put him in a head lock before forcing him to give them money.
Hearing the commotion, a woman walked downstairs, disturbing the men.
Seeing her, they chased her upstairs before hitting her with a hammer.
They grabbed the money and left.
The offenders were described as black men and were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Detective Constable Colin Teasdale said: “This was a nasty robbery where two people have been savagely attacked.
“Thankfully, both victims’ injuries are not serious despite one of them being struck on the head with a hammer.”
He added it was not known whether the offenders left on foot or in a car parked nearby.
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