The sister of the beaten and robbed Offaly farmer has said that he ‘will never return home again.’ Speaking with RTE News Annette Meale pleaded for more support and policing for rural areas.
Her brother, Richie, was beaten and locked in a shed while thugs robbed his home. As reported yesterday Richie’s beloved dog was also attacked by the thugs.
‘The world seems to come alive in the dark at night in rural Ireland because they know the fear is there,’ she told RTE.
Gardai are still appealing for witnesses to the crime.
The incident happened on Saturday night last.
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