Man, 72, attacked by home intruder in Antrim

A 72-year-old man sustained a suspected broken ankle after he was attacked in his home by an intruder.

The pensioner also suffered cuts to his face in the assault in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.

He returned to his Doagh Road home around 5.40pm yesterday to find an unknown man in his house.

The attacker was described as being in his 30s, approximately 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in tall, was wearing a camouflage green hooded top, dark blue jeans and a baseball cap with a yellow peak.

A man matching the description was seen walking countrywards on the Doagh Road shortly before the incident carrying a blue plastic bag containing alcohol.

Police are appealing to anyone with any information or anyone who may have seen this man on the Doagh Road around this time to come forward.


More in this Section

McHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra supportMcHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra support

Report highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusersReport highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusers

Crunch government formation talks to continue over weekendCrunch government formation talks to continue over weekend

Independent TDs may hold the key to government formationIndependent TDs may hold the key to government formation


Lifestyle

Throw all the veg you’ve got into this easy dish.Jack Monroe’s recalibration supper recipe

In a time when our shopping and cooking needs to be efficient and easy, we are bringing back our One List, Five Meals recipe pages.Michelle Darmody's One list, Five meals

What is the future of fashion and how will the ‘high street’ look when this is all over? Corina Gaffey asks those in the knowThe future of fashion: How the crisis will impact the retail industry and what we wear

Surveying the global market, Des O’Sullivan says when the going gets tough, the tough get goingHow art world is putting changed times in picture

More From The Irish Examiner