Disabled pensioner injured by group of men during burglary at home in Co. Armagh dies
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Disabled pensioner injured by group of men during burglary at home in Co. Armagh dies

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after an elderly, disabled man who was attacked in his bed by a group of men during a burglary at his home in Co. Armagh, died in hospital.

Eugene Carr, 73, was assaulted with a sharp object by three men at around 2.40am, Monday, August 31, in the Clogharevan Park area of Newry.

The men broke into the house and assaulted him, inflicting several wounds on his body with a sharp object.

Mr Carr died in the Royal Victoria Hospital shortly before 8pm on Wednesday evening.

A post mortem is due to be carried out but police believe that he died from the injuries he sustained following the violent aggravated burglary.

It is believed that a sum of money was also stolen during the incident.

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Senior Investigating Officer Chief Inspector Lee McNevison said; "This elderly and vulnerable man was victim to horrendous attack whilst he was in his bed at his home.”

A 25-year-old female and 26-year-old male were arrested in the Newry area on September 4 in relation to the attack, but were later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Simon Walls said: “We would like to extend our sympathy to the Carr family and thank the wider community for their support during our investigation to date.”

Anyone who believes they can assist in the investigation are urged to contact detectives at Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, anonymous calls can be made to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.