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Attack on OAP sparks call to lock up thugs

By Amanda Poole

A 90-year-old woman has been left traumatised after three men forced their way into her home on Monday night.

DUP councillor William Walker visited the pensioner yesterday to deliver safety equipment.

He warned it is “only a matter of time before someone is killed”, and he is now calling for Stormont to introduce an immediate custodial sentence for those caught committing crimes against vulnerable older people.

“They roughed her about, pinned her down and ransacked the house,” Mr Walker said. “She is very much traumatised by what has happened.”

The incident occurred in the Downpatrick Road area of Killyleagh on Monday night.

The Down District councillor added: “It’s time the Department of Justice and the Assembly pass legislation ensuring an immediate jail term for these criminals.”

A police spokesman confirmed detectives were investigating a burglary at the home of an elderly woman on Monday.

The men are described as being approximately 6ft tall, of medium build and wearing dark clothing, woolen hats and dark coloured scarves covering their faces.

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