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Three arrests in relation to assault of elderly couple


Gardaí have arrested three males in an ongoing investigation into the burglary and assault of elderly couple at the start of May.

The elderly man was treated for head injuries at Portlaoise hospital after raiders broke into his house on May 7 and threatened him and his wife.

The aggravated burglary occurred at a house on Old Dublin Road, Roscrea, Co.Tipperary. The incident was reported to Gardaí at 11.40pm on 7th May 2017.

A husband and wife were assaulted by two men who broke into their house through a side window and a quantity of cash was stolen.

The man, who is in his 90s, was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise by ambulance suffering from head injuries. The woman, who is in her 80s, was not injured.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Dublin yesterday and is detained in a north Tipperary Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Two further males, aged 17 and 34, were arrested today also in the Dublin area and are both detained in north Tipperary Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are continuing.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.