AN elderly man has been left shaken after he was assaulted in his own home during a robbery just days after Christmas.

The 77-year-old was within his home in Wingfield Gardens when he answered the door to two men who assaulted him.

The pair made off with a sum of money and some personal items.

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Police have labelled the attack 'despicable', and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

The suspects, both aged around 35, were wearing tracksuits.