Champion clay pigeon shooter George Digweed and his wife were victims of a 'horrific attack' at their home in Sussex on Sunday night.
George Digweed and his wife Kate posted a statement on their Facebook page after ‘masked men’ broke into their house and stole money, guns, trophies, medals and his vehicle.
In the statement they said: “Masked men broke into the house, I was badly beaten and we were subjected to a horrible period of time during which they stole money, guns, trophies, medals and my vehicle.
“We are both mentally scarred forever, I’m also pretty sore.”
The guns taken from George’s home were a Benelli Auto and a new Perazzi High Tech.
George, who has won 26 world clay pigeon shooting titles so far, said that he would try and carry on with his normal schedule and hoped that for both him and his wife that the ‘ensuing months and years are a great healer’.
Sussex Police is conducting an ongoing investigation. George has appealed on his Facebook page for witnesses or anyone with information concerning the incident to contact Sussex police on 101 and ask for Hastings CID on ext 560356.