Sunday 22 April 2018

Elderly man (88) seriously injured after being beaten 'with a pole' during aggravated burglary

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Ken Foy

An elderly man has been seriously injured during an aggravated burglary in Co Wicklow.

The incident took place at approximately 9pm on Wednesday evening in Shillelagh.

The 88-year-old man suffered serious injuries during the assault in his home.

He is described as being in a serious condition in hospital.

It is understood the man was attacked with a 'pole or a bar-like implement', a source said.

A small sum of money was taken during the incident.

Gardai are now investigating and have appealed to the public for any information they may have.

Three men are currently being sought in relation to the incident.

Herald

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