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17 July 2011

Man lashed 40 times during home attack

A man has been lashed 40 times with a cable after he woke to find four bearded men in his bedroom in Sydney's west.

The 31-year-old man was asleep in his Menton Street apartment in Silverwater when he woke to find four unknown men in his bedroom about 1am (AEST) on Sunday.

Three of the intruders allegedly restrained him on the bed, while the fourth used a cable to lash him 40 times.

The attack lasted about 30 minutes, police said.

The four men then left the flat.

Specialist forensic officers are examining the flat for evidence and detectives are calling for help to identify the men.

The man who allegedly carried out the lashing has been described as being between 40 to 50 years of age, of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean appearance, 175cm tall with a solid build.

He has a beard and was wearing a T-shirt and track pants at the time of the incident.

The three other men have been described as being aged in their late teens or early 20s, of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean appearance, and 175cm to 180cm tall.

They also have beards.

Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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