A MASKED intruder who was part of a hammer-wielding gang which burst into a home in Egerton has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years.

Grant Alam, 24, was one of five men who invaded a house in Cox Green Road, in September 2014, terrifying a couple and their 13-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.


Alam, of Tonge Moor Road, Bolton, admitted a charge of aggravated burglary at Bolton Crown Court.

The raiders threatened to kill family members unless they were given cash.

The gang stole iPhones and fled in the couple’s Mercedes and Mini cars.