A man in his 80s has been beaten in a burglary at his home.
Gardai said three masked men broke into the pensioner’s home on Kettle’s Lane, Swords, Co Dublin, between 3am and 4am on Friday.
The gang demanded money and assaulted the man who was treated in Beaumont Hospital.
In their appeal for information, gardai said the burglars wore dark clothes and balaclavas and two of them spoke with Dublin accents.
They stole a small amount of cash.
Any witnesses or anyone with information about the aggravated burglary is asked to contact officers in Malahide or use the Garda Confidential Line or call any Garda station.