Tuesday 17 October 2017

Girl (8) held down, two women assaulted by gang in vicious attack in home

PSNI (stock photo)
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for information following a burglary and serious assault at a house in Banbridge, Co Down.

The attack happened in the Bramblewood area of the town on Friday, September 1.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said; "Shortly before 10:55 pm we received reports that three males wearing dark hooded tops forced entry to the property and attacked three females inside. 

"A 48-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were later treated in hospital for suspected fractures and other injuries which are not believed to be life–threatening at this time."

An eight year old girl was also held down by one of the attackers and treated for shock.

"This was a vicious act and I would ask for the public to assist us in bringing the perpetrators to justice," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1505 of 01/09/17.

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