Northern Ireland

Burglar assaults woman in her 80s in Lurgan

A woman in her 80s has been assaulted and injured and another woman in her 70s has been left badly shaken after a burglary at their County Armagh home.

The older woman was attacked at about 05:45 GMT, after she discovered an intruder in their house on Mary Street. Lurgan.

After assaulting the pensioner, the man left the house empty-handed.

The victim received medical treatment at her home for her injury. The other woman was not physically hurt.

The burglar was wearing a black, hooded top.

Police have appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact them.