Woman and child assaulted during violent Melbourne burglary

A woman and a child have been assaulted after five men broke into their home in Melbourne’s west overnight.

Police were told up to five men forced their way into the back door of a home on Raleighs Road, Melton, around 11.55pm last night.

A woman, a teenage boy and a child were home at the time.

Up to five men broke into the Melton home overnight. (9News)

According to police, the armed men assaulted the nine-year-old child. They then assaulted and demanded money from the 51-year-old woman.

The 16-year-old boy ran from the home to get help, while the men fled after stealing a gaming console and mobile phone.

The child was uninjured but the woman was taken to hospital, although her injuries were not life-threatening.

A woman and a child have been assaulted after five men broke into their home in Melbourne's west overnight.
A woman and child were both assaulted during the burglary. (9News)

Sergeant Megan Stefanec described the group as being African in appearance and may be aged between 16 and 20 years old.

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