Man in his 70s bashed with iron bar in frightening home invasion

A MAN in his 70s has been bashed over the head with an iron bar in a violent home invasion in Central West NSW.

Police say a man forced his way into the victim’s Farnell Street home in Forbes around 3.30am on Wednesday.

Once inside, the intruder allegedly repeatedly struck the 71-year-old occupant with an iron bar.


The elderly man attended Forbes Hospital were he was treated for multiple head injuries.

Police say he is now recovering in a stable condition.

His Farnell Street home has been declared a crime scene as police try and track down his attacker.

Anyone who many have any information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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