A MOTHER and son were beaten up and threatened with a taser during an attempted burglary.
Police are searching for two men who got into a house on Conway Crescent, Batley Carr, between 3.30pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
The suspects gained entry through an open side door, then threatened the victims with a taser and demanded money and gold.
When the male victim tried to fight them off, his mother was punched in the face. He was then hit with the taser, which split part of his nostril. He later needed hospital treatment. The intruders then hit the male victim with a glass vase before he managed to chase them out of the house.
The suspects are white, between 30 and 35 years old and they spoke with Irish accents.
One was of average build, clean-shaven with a square face. The other was of slim build, with short, light brown hair. He was also clean-shaven and was wearing a beige hooded jacket.
It is believed they were driving a silver 2006 Ford Mondeo car.
Detective Constable Andy Clayton said: “We are investigating the circumstances leading up to this unusual, and thankfully rare attack. We believe it was a targeted attack and do not think there is any danger to the wider community.
“Nothing was stolen from the house but we are very keen to trace these men because of the level of violence used and the use of a taser.
“I want any witnesses who may have seen these men, or this car, in the vicinity of Conway Crescent in Batley Carr around this time, to contact me on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”