An 82-year-old farmer and his wife have been admitted to a Kimberley hospital after a group of men attacked them at their farm in Windsorton.

The attack took place while the couple was sleeping on Tuesday night.

Provincial police spokesperson Sergio Kock says the suspects entered the house, tied up and assaulted the elderly couple.

“The 82 year old farmer and his wife were allegedly sleeping on Tuesday night when the suspects entered the house, assaulted them and tied them up. Although the information is still a bit sketchy, it is further alleged that the suspects fled with the farmer’s white Mahindra bakkie, a firearm and a television. The Mahindra bakkie was however retrieved on the Barkly west road not far from the farm. The farmer and his wife are both admitted to hospital for medical treatment.”