Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of an aggravated burglary of a house on Irish Street in Killyleagh last night, Wednesday 28 February.
It was reported that at around 10.30pm, four masked males entered a house in the area and assaulted two male occupants with sticks. A man aged in his 20’s sustained a suspected broken arm and bruising to his leg. Another man aged in his 40’s sustained a cut to his chin and bruising to his head. Damage was also caused to an internal door and television. A woman and her three children who were upstairs at the time were not injured during the incident. The assailants made off on foot.
Rowallene Councillor Billy Walker expressed his anger and said: “As an elected representative, I totally condemn this attack on people in Killyleagh. The people they assaulted were in their own home at he time and there were children about too.
“This sort of activity is not wanted in Killyleagh and it must stop. There are people who are working hard in this community to improve the quality of life for us all and this is just bring us back to a much darker place.
“I certainly would urge all of the people of Killyeagh who know anything about this incident to get in contact with the PSNI or Crimestoppers”
Detective Sergeant Bell is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Ardmore Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1470 of 28/02/18.
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.