Breaking news - Family threatened by armed gang


Detectives in Lurgan are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in the Ashwood area in the early hours of Wednesday, June 11.

It was reported that shortly after midnight two men armed with a knife and a firearm entered the house and threatened the female occupant who was at home with two young children. The house was searched and a number of items taken before the men made off on foot.

The first man was described as being in his early 20s, around 5’11” tall, thin build and was wearing a peach coloured jumper and was carrying a knife. The second man was described as being in his late 20’s, around 5’6” tall, stocky build and was reported to have been carrying a gun. The woman and children were not harmed but were badly shaken.

Detectives would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact them in CID at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111