Police hunting Castleford care home knife attacker release CCTV images

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POLICE hunting an intruder who stabbed a care home worker have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.

Chrisine Pygott, 67, was stabbed in the arm at the Beeches care home on Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, at around 6.30am on Saturday October 18.

Detectives want to speak to the two men pictured on Station Street in Castleford in the early hours of that morning.

The images were captured at about 5.31am near to the Picture House on Station Road.

Mrs Pygott was assaulted after opening a kitchen door to be confronted by a man who forced his way in and attacked her.

Although only one man entered the premises, police believe he had been with another man.

Around 15 minutes before the attack on Mrs Pygott, two men were spotted acting suspiciously at nearby care home Breadalbane on Park Avenue.

Police are also studying other CCTV footage from after the attack on Saturday morning.

That footage shows two men without jackets on Healdfield Road running towards the Airedale Estate at about 6.45am on the Saturday.

Det Supt Nick Wallen of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Enquiries remain ongoing into the very serious assault on Christine and we are now issuing CCTV stills of two men we would like to speak to in connection with the incident, if only to eliminate them from the enquiry.

“I know the images are grainy but I believe anyone who may have seen the two men together or knows them would recognise them.

“If you recognise yourself, or if you have information to identify these men, please contact Wakefield CID on 101. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Two men aged 25 and 28 who were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack at The Beeches have since been released on police bail.

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