A WOMAN and her daughter were targeted by masked raiders as they sat watching television in their home last night.
The gang hit the 44-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter about the head with a garden spade after demanding cash.
And when four younger children, who had been asleep upstairs at the house in Trafalgar Square, Brackenhall, came down to see what was going on, a 10-year-old girl was also assaulted.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield Police, said at first the woman thought the incident was a joke when the men came in at about 9pm.
But she became terrified when the masked intruders demanded money and grabbed her handbag.
Her daughters, aged 10 and 13 and sons, aged six and 12, who were upstairs, saw the attack after being woken by the noise.
None of the victims were seriously injured.
The four men all had their faces covered but one was thought to be of mixed race. He was 5ft 9in tall and was wearing gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Steve Bedford on 01484 436685.