A shopkeeper from Amersham is ‘recovering at home’ after he was ‘brutally attacked’ with an axe in a violent robbery.

Harpal Singh, the owner of the Londis convenience store on Bois Lane in Chesham Bois, was hit with an axe by robbers in a violent incident that ‘shook’ the Amersham community after it happened last Friday, February 23.

Londis store manager Markus Green told the Free Press last weekend that Harpal was “out of immediate danger” and “on the road to recovery” and a statement released by the shop owner’s family has confirmed that he has been discharged from the hospital and is “recovering at home”.

The statement read: “The incident last week has had a profound impact on Harpal and our family. We are comforted and humbled by the support and well-wishes received from the community and we thank you all for your support.

“We only ask that you keep Harpal in your thoughts and prayers and please be patient and support all our staff in the shop at this difficult time.”

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A fundraising page set up by members of the Amersham community has raised over £6,000 for Harpal to spend “at his discretion” in a heart-warming display of community solidarity that Markus said the shop team was “overwhelmed” by.

Thames Valley Police released CCTV images of two men they believe have “vital information” about the robbery, which they linked with a similar incident at Ivy Stores in Amersham, last week.

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An investigation is underway and anyone with information about either robbery can contact the police on 101, quoting reference number 43240085255 or make a report online.