Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Priest left with facial injuries after assault by youths during Co Armagh burglary

A priest was assaulted during an aggravated burglary at a Co Armagh parochial house
A priest was assaulted during an aggravated burglary at a Co Armagh parochial house

A priest was assaulted and locked in the bathroom of his Co Armagh parochial house during an aggravated burglary.

It happened at a parochial house in Jonesborough on Wednesday night.

At around 11.30pm the priest discovered three youths in the office before they assaulted him and left him locked in a bathroom.

The gang made off with a some of money.

The priest escaped by climbing through a window and was later taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his face.

Police have appealed for information.

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