02/09/2015

Police Believe Hook May Have Been Used To Attack Elderly Disabled Man

Police believe a hook may have been used by thugs to attack an elderly disabled man at his home in the Bessbrook area, Co Armagh, in the early hours of Monday morning.

A man in his seventies sustained multiple stab wounds in the attack which happened in Clogharevan Park.

He is currently being treated in hospital.
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Detective Inspector David Henderson explains: "We know from CCTV that there were several vehicles travelling on the McShanes Road at around the time the three men made their escape from the gentleman's home.

"I would like to appeal specifically to any motorist who was travelling on that stretch of road between 1.30am and 3.30am and who may have seen the three men or anything else that could be useful to investigators.

"This was a vile and terrifying attack on a vulnerable man in his own home, in the dead of night, and we want to identify the callous criminals responsible and bring them to justice."

(CD)

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