Man viciously attacked in aggravated burglary

November 26, 2018

A man has sustained injuries to his head, body and limbs after being attacked by a hammer wielding gang in his home in Newry on Saturday evening. 

Around 4.30pm, the 45 year old male occupant of a house in Rathmore Road in the Damolly area of the city answered a knock to the door.  Two men, carrying hammers, forced their way past the man and proceeded to carry out a brutal assault on a 24 year old male who was in the living room of the property, leaving him with significant injuries.

The men are described as wearing dark clothing and one is believed to have worn a dark coloured beanie hat.  The pair made off in a dark coloured saloon car with dark, tinted windows.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information about the incident to contact Detectives in Ardmore on 101 quoting reference 932 24/11/18.