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Thursday 21 August 2014

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

Published 31/05/2014 | 16:04

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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.

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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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