A MAN was brutally beaten by gun-toting robbers who sneaked into a house.
The 27-year-old man was at a friend's home on May Street in Crosland Moor when the two attackers sneaked in at 1.50pm on Sunday.
One pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money. When he said he did not have any, he was battered with the gun on his head and face.
His friend was pushed to the floor but managed to escape from the house.
The victim then suffered an ordeal lasting around 20 minutes when he was punched and kicked repeatedly and slashed across his arm with a knife.
The thieves then stole some cash and left.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "This was a nasty, sustained attack which left the victim with severe facial injuries.
"Did anyone see the two attackers near the house before the attack or leaving afterwards?"
A P-registered red Citroen Saxo was seen in the area at the time and may be linked to the crime.
Both robbers were African- Caribbean men aged 22 or 23, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall and skinny.
The gunman wore a black hooded top and a scarf covering the lower half of his face. His accomplice wore a grey hooded top and his face was masked by a scarf.
Contact Pc Sally Carter at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.