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Elderly disabled man stabbed and robbed at his home

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
The attack took place in the Clogharevan Park area of Newry
The attack took place in the Clogharevan Park area of Newry

An elderly disabled man is recovering in hospital after a horror home invasion during which he received stab wounds.

PSNI are hunting three men in connection with the sickening attack in Newry. 

The attack took place in the Clogharevan Park area of the town in the early hours of this morning, police said. 

Detective Inspector Harry Colgan said: "At approximately 2.40am police received a report that three men had broken into a house and entered a bedroom where the elderly, disabled male occupant of the house was in bed.

"They then proceeded to assault him with a sharp implement. He received several wounds to his body as a result of this assault.

“He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

“It is believed that a sum of money was stolen.”

Officer Colgan and the PSNI are appealing to the public for information on the attack to come forward. 

“I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact detectives at Newry on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”