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Mother speaks out after armed thugs raid Sevenoaks home

A mother has said she was "lucky" to be out when armed thugs raided her home.

Emily Bushby from Knockholt, near Sevenoaks shared the story online after her house was burgled by two men armed with a machete.

She wrote on Facebook: "Can’t believe that this complete scum have burgled our house in broad daylight carrying a machete.

CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683160)
CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683160)

"Please share let’s see if anyone recognises these tracksuits."

The two masked men were caught on CCTV before they entered the property in Washney's Road by breaking through a back door and stole a quantity of jewellery.

Mrs Bushby told the Daily Mail: "Luckily I was meant to be on school run but had had a puncture so me and kids were out, so grateful for that.

CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683164)
CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683164)

"My son was the first person to run into the house and he said he thought somebody had made a mess of a room.

"I was confused and when I walked in I realised what had happened. It was shocking.

"I called the police straight away - before I even went into the rest of the house."
Both men were wearing gloves and balaclavas. One of them is described as being stocky and was wearing a dark tracksuit top, dark tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down each leg and black trainers.

CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683160)
CCTV from the incident: Taken from Emily Bushby's Facebook post (13683160)

The second man is described as having a slim build and was wearing a light grey hooded tracksuit top with dark grey stripes on the arms and shoulders, light grey tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Police are investigating the incident and asking for anyone with information to get in touch.

Anyone who has information which may assist the investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604 100, quoting reference 08-1123.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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