Masked intruder batters pensioner with a spade

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Masked intruder batters pensioner with a spade thumbnail

THE local community has rallied round a brave local pensioner who was brutally assaulted with a spade at his own home this week.
The 78-year-old, who lives alone on the Glenavy Road, admitted that he thought he was going to die when he opened his door to be confronted by a man wearing a balaclava.
The elderly man managed to slam the door shut in the face of the masked intruder but his assailant used the spade to smash a window and force his way inside the house.
*Read the full shocking story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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