A man was left with serious head injuries after three burglars burst into his home in Torfaen with weapons.
Officers were called at 8pm on Friday after the men entered the property in Caerwen Road, Croesyceiliog.
A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, and a woman was also hurt.
Gwent Police have appealed for witnesses to contact the force on 101.
Police said the attackers' faces were covered and they went in the back door.
One is described as being approximately 18-years-old, of slight build and with fair features.
They left empty-handed.