Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Irish police hope to quiz shot ‘burglar’

Irish police in Co Offaly hope to interview a man today after he was shot by an 82-year-old pensioner who feared his home was about to be burgled.

Fearing he could be attacked, pensioner Eamon Sutton produced a legally held shotgun and hit his target on the thigh of his right leg.

The man, who is Polish and in his mid-20s, underwent surgery for his leg injury yesterday and was said to be in a stable condition.

Gardaí in Birr were told by hospital staff he was not medically fit to be interviewed until today.

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