9 Apr 2011

Boy traumatised after father attcked by masked men

12:53 pm on 9 April 2011

Police in Invercargill are looking for three masked men who attacked a man and his dog in front of his son, aged 10.

Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle says the men knocked on the door of the victim's house in the suburb of Glengarry just before 9pm on Wednesday and assaulted him with weapons, one of which may have been a pistol.

The man was taken to hospital with head and facial injuries but has since been released.

Specialist interviewers have spoken to the man's son, who is very traumatised, although he was not harmed in the attack.