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Tipperary Male Hospitalised Following Assault By Burglar

Yesterday, in south Tipperary a man was assaulted during a burglary at a house in Westgate Court, Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

At around 5.30am yesterday morning, two men entered the victim’s home and stole a number of the latters possessions.

A man in his 30s, the occupant of the house, was woken during the burglary and gave chase after one of the suspects, before being seriously assaulted. The assaulted man was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí from the Clonmel district carried out a patrol of the Irishtown area before arresting a man, understood to be aged in his 20’s. Later, while carrying out a further search, Gardaí discovered a second man, understood to be aged in his 30’s, attempting to dump stolen property into a nearby river.

Both men have been arrested and are currently being detained at Clonmel Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone, including motorists, who may have been in the area and who have information on this incident in the Irishtown area to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station Tel: 052-6177640, the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800-666-111 or indeed any garda station.

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