Elderly Magherafelt man assaulted in his bedroom during burglary


AN elderly Magherafelt man had to receive hospital treatment after being assaulted by two men who broke into his house early on New Year’s Day.

Detectives are appealing for information following the burglary in the Castledawson Road area of Magherafelt.

Police say they received a report shortly after 6am on Wednesday that two unknown males had entered the home of the man and gone into his bedroom and assaulted him.

The man received hospital treatment for injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

It is not believed that anything was taken.

Detectives would ask anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact them at Magherafelt on 0845 600 8000. Or, alternatively, Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.