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Gardaí urge locals to keep an eye out for discarded clothing after aggravated burglary

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital after a number of intruders forced their way into his home.

Updated 3.45pm

A MAN IN his 50s is in hospital after being injured in a burglary at a farm in Co Offaly early this morning.

The incident occurred at about 2am when a number of intruders forced their way into the house at Glasderry Beg in Brosna.

The man, who lives in the house, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

The intruders fled the scene with a small amount of cash. The injured man managed to raise the alarm a short time later. Gardaí in Birr are investigating and the scene is currently being examined.

Discarded clothing

Speaking at Birr Garda Station today, Superintend Martin Cashen said: “We are appealing to farmers, residents and landowners in the Shinrone area to keep a look out for clothing possibly discarded in fields or hedges.”

Cashen also appealed for people to come forward if they saw “any suspicious persons or vehicles in the Drumakeenan and Glasderry Beg areas on the N62 Birr to Roscrea Road” last night or in the days leading up to the burglary.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 916 9710 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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