Gardaí in Belturbet are following a definite line of enquiry as they continue their investigations into an aggravated burglary in Belturbet. A 59-year-old man is currently receiving treatment at Cavan General Hospital for severe bruising to his face and head after he was attacked at his home late last night (Monday). It’s understood that four men forced entry to the house in the St Mary’s Terrace area of Belturbet at around 11pm where they beat the man with an iron bar and threatened him with a knife. The scene was sealed off for a time to allow for a technical examination. Neighbours and friends expressed their shock and horror to this paper at what they said was a brutal attack.
Gardaí are appealing for information and can be contacted at Ballyconnell Garda Station on 049-9526102.