Four men who carried out a violent burglary armed with knives have been jailed for a total of 40 years.

Tyrone Benjamin, 34, of Exeter Road, Enfield, and Nizam Hassan, 26, of Nightingale Road, Edmonton, along with two accomplices, forced their way into a home in Rye Road, Hoddesdon, at 3pm on Monday, April 9.

They stole a stash of jewellery, cash and prescription drugs in the break-in which left the 25-year-old victim injured.

He was taken to hospital and his injuries were not found to be serious.

Shortly after the burglary, armed officers stopped two vehicles on the A1170 Ware Road, and recovered a quantity of drugs and two knives.

Six men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of aggravated burglary, drug offences and possession of an offensive weapon.

An investigation by the Met’s Trident and Area Command followed and all six men were subsequently charged with aggravated burglary on April 11.

Following a three-week trial at Oxford Crown Court, two men were found not guilty and four were found guilty on Thursday, October 25.

Benjamin and Hassan, along with Okan Dopran, 27, of Barrow Lane, Waltham Cross, and Danny Sole, 26, of Trapstyle Road, Ware, were each handed ten year prison sentences for one count of aggravated burglary.

Detective Inspector Peter MacDonald, who led the investigation, said: “The Met is committed to tackling those concerned in acts of violence and the use of weapons.

“This result has seen four dangerous offenders jailed for a lengthy period of time and demonstrates our determination to pursue violent offenders and bring them to justice.”