Man punched in the head while asleep during burglary in Ulster
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Man punched in the head while asleep during burglary in Ulster

A MAN in his 60s was assaulted in the midst of a burglary performed on his residence.

A Fermanagh resident was injured by burglars raiding his home in the area of Irvinestown, it has emerged.

The man, in his 60s was asleep on Tuesday morning when the incident occurred.

The house, situated on Castle Street in the town was broken into by two men at approximately 2.30am.

The victim of the burglary told police of the incident and the injuries he sustained in the attack.

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Speaking to Belfast Telegraph, Detective Constable Watterson of the PSNI recalled the incident: "The man had been asleep in his living room at around 2am when he was awoken by an unknown male. This male threatened the victim and punched him several times to the head demanding money. The intruder then made off from the property with a sum of cash.

"It’s understood a second man had waited outside the property throughout.

The two men linked to the crime have since been released on bail: "Two suspects were detained a short distance away and the pair, both in their thirties, have since been questioned and released on bail pending further enquiries."

The PSNI are appealing for any witnesses with information related to the incident to come forward.