A farmer is in hospital receiving treatment after he was injured by intruders in his home.
The incident occurred early on Friday morning, approximately 2am, in the Brosna are of County Offaly. The farmer, who lives alone, was assaulted by the intruders who forced their way into his house. The intruders then locked the farmer into the shed, as they looked for valuables before fleeing the scene.
The farmer, aged in his 50’s, escaped the shed and then called local Gardaí. The thieves are thought to have made off with a small amount of money. The farmer was transported by ambulance to Tullamore hospital, where he received treatment for minor injuries.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Birr Garda station at 057-9169710.