Couple attacked on Port Edward farm

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Armed robbers tried to rape a farmer’s wife in Port Edward yesterday (Sunday).

The farmer (64) and his wife (59) had been to visit friends and arrived home at the their farm house at around 8.45pm.

“When they entered, they noticed the house had been ransacked,” said police spokesman, Captain Gerald Mfeka.

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“When the husband went to check another room, he was approached by a man armed with an axe. The intruder tied the man up, while a second suspect tried to rape the woman. The husband managed to untie himself and ran for help. Both suspects fled.”

Property belonging to the couple was later found in the garden.

A case of house robbery and sexual assault is being investigated by Port Edward detectives.

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