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Elderly man dies after he was bashed in brutal home invasion

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An elderly man has died after he and his wife were bashed in a horrific home invasion in north-west Sydney.

Police are investigating the serious assault of an elderly couple during a home invasion at Cherrybrook overnight.

Emergency services were called to Tallowwood Avenue after reports two masked men had forced entry to the home.

Officers found an 86-year-old man and 84-year-old woman, with serious head injuries.

The armed men, who had their faces concealed, allegedly threatened the couple before assaulting them.

The elderly man was taken to hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, but police have confirmed he has since passed away.

His wife remains in a serious but stable condition.

NSW Police Acting Superintendent Anthony Boyd told Ben Fordham police have finalised the forensic investigation at the scene, but the couple’s home will remain a crime scene until an autopsy is conducted.

“It’s early days at the moment … but we’re trying to look at all avenues.

“We do believe it was a targeted attack.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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