Gang assault elderly man during vicious burglary

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An elderly man was the victim of a vicious assault during  a burglary by a gang of men in the west of Ireland yesterday.

At approximately 7pm on Tuesday, a number of men forced their way into a property on the N59, Skreen, Co. Sligo.

Once inside they attacked a 70 year old man who was present. A sum of cash was also stolen during  the burglary.

The elderly victim was brought to Sligo University Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Skreen / Dromard area, from 4-8pm yesterday who may have witnessed anything to come forward.

They are particularly keen that anyone who may have camera footage from this area at this time (including dash-cam) to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sligo Garda station on 071 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.