‘Fear of attack’ at home can never be tolerated – justice minister
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Police Service of Northern Ireland
The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee has said that “violent crime has no place in our society” following an horrendous assault on a retired farmer in Sligo last week.
On Tuesday, January 18, three masked men forced their way into a private house at approximately 7:00p.m on the N59 in Skreen on the main route between Sligo and Ballina
The victim of the attack, 73-year-old, Thomas Niland, is the sole resident of the house and answered his front door after hearing a knock. He was immediately and viciously assaulted causing serious head and upper body injuries.