Gardaí investigating aggravated burglary in Sligo arrest three men 2 months ago

Gardaí investigating aggravated burglary in Sligo arrest three men

The victim of the burglary, 73-year-old Tom Niland, is in critical condition.

Gardaí investigating an aggravated burglary in Sligo that took place in January have arrested three men.

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At around 7pm on Tuesday, 18 January, three masked men forced their way into a private house on the N59 in Skreen.

The sole resident of the house, 73-year-old Tom Niland, was at home watching TV.

Tom answered a knock at his front door and was immediately and viciously assaulted and a small sum of money was stolen.

The culprits left Tom with serious head and upper body injuries and the 73-year-old remains in critical condition and on life support.

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In a statement on Wednesday (9 March), Gardaí say the three men - one in their 50s, one in their 30s and one in their 20s - were arrested in the North West Region on suspicion of burglary.

They are currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at separate Garda stations in the Sligo and Leitrim Division.