Leamington family wake up to police smashing down their front door - only to find they had got the wrong address

It is believed officers were given the wrong the house number by the person who reported the assault

A family in Leamington woke up to police smashing down their front door - only to find they had got the wrong address.

It is believed officers were given the wrong the house number by the person who reported the assault.

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The front doorway is now boarded up and waiting for repairs.

A family in Leamington woke up to police smashing down their front door - only to find they had got the wrong address.

Warwickshire Police said they were called to a street in Leamington's Old Town after a report of fight in the early hours of Friday morning (June 17).

Residents said that police smashed down the front door of the wrong house between 2-3am, leaving the people inside shaken, because its is believed the wrong house number had been given by the person who reported the crime.

Residents also thought that a saw was used as a weapon during the attack.

A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said they were investigating a report of an assault that was reported at 2.30am on June 17.

They said that they found a man with a head wound who was taken to hospital - but his injury was not serious.

Talking about the incident, they added: "Were deployed to the scene and based on information provided forced entry to a property in search of a suspect.

"Further enquiries led officers to establish the suspect was at anther property which they also forced entry to and a suspect identified.

"The investigation was concluded as the victim did not support police action. No arrests made."