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Eight-year-old girl held down by burglar during 'vicious' attack

A 48-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were treated in hospital for suspected fractures.

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POLICE IN LURGAN are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary and serious assault at a house in the Bramblewood area of Banbridge last night.

Shortly before 10.55pm, the PSNI received reports that three males wearing dark, hooded tops forced their way into the property and attacked three females inside.

A 48-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were later treated in hospital for suspected fractures and other injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

An eight-year-old girl was held down by one of the attackers and was treated for shock afterwards.

“This was a vicious act and I would ask for the public to assist us in bringing the perpetrators to justice,” Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1505 of 01/09/17 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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