Couple beaten by masked raiders
Masked raiders armed with iron bars beat a married couple in their home during a late-night attempted burglary, it was revealed today.
The violent attack happened at Lisameen, Ballinalee, Co Longford, at around 1am when two people wearing balaclavas burst into the property and assaulted the couple, in their early 60s.
The intruders escaped empty-handed, leaving the man and woman, injured and badly shaken, to be comforted by their two children, in their 20s, who were also in the house at the time.
The couple were taken to Mullingar General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.