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Man (60s) rushed to hospital after being attacked during aggravated burglary in Meath

A sum of cash and some jewellery was stolen by the raiders.

Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Photo: James Flynn/APX

Niall Donald

A man in his 60s was hospitalised yesterday after being attacked during a terrifying aggravated burglary in the Hill of Down area of Co Meath.

Shortly after 1pm, two men entered a home and attacked the occupant.

A sum of cash and some jewellery was stolen by the raiders.

The victim received a number of injuries and was later taken to Mullingar General Hospital for treatment. His injuries are described as non life-threatening.

No arrests have been made at this time.

A garda spokesman said they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

He said they are keen to speak to anyone "who was in the Hill of Down and Kinnegad areas between 10:30am – 3:30pm on Monday, 16th May 2022, and who may have witnessed anything.

"Anyone with camera footage from the area at this time (including dash-cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

"Gardaí can be contacted at Trim Garda station on 046 948 1540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."

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