Three men charged in connection with aggravated burglary in Sligo 3 months ago

Three men charged in connection with aggravated burglary in Sligo

The victim, 73-year-old Tom Niland, remains in a critical condition.

Three men have been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Sligo which left the victim in a critical condition.

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At around 7pm on Tuesday, 18 January, three masked men forced their way into a private house on the N59 in Skreen.

The sole resident of the house, 73-year-old Tom Niland, was at home watching TV.

Tom answered a knock at his front door and was immediately and viciously assaulted and a small sum of money was stolen.

The culprits left Tom with serious head and upper body injuries and the 73-year-old remains in critical condition and on life support.

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The men, one aged in their 50s, one in their 30s and one in their 20s were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at separate Garda stations in the Sligo and Leitrim Division.

The men will sit before a special sitting of Sligo District Court at 8pm on Thursday (10 March).