Monday 25 May 2015

Man (73) battles for his life after vicious assault at his home

Published 31/05/2014 | 16:04

The attack happened in the man’s home where he lives alone in Convent Rd, Carndonagh, at 9.30pm yesterday.
The attack happened in the man’s home where he lives alone in Convent Rd, Carndonagh, at 9.30pm yesterday.

A 73-year-old man is battling for his life today after a vicious assault at his home.

The man was taken by ambulance from his home in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, across the border to Altnagelvin Hopsital in Derry.

Garda sources said he had life-threatening stab injuries.

The attack happened in the man’s home where he lives alone in Convent Rd, Carndonagh, at 9.30 pm yesterday.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses following the assault.

A 30-year-old man, who was covered in blood was picked up near the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station 074 - 9320540 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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