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Northern Ireland burglary victim shot in face with pellet gun

A 45-year-old Northern Ireland man was struck in the face after a pellet gun was discharged during an aggravated burglary at a house in Plumbridge.

At around 1am on Tuesday, it was reported that three men had forced their way into a house on the Landahussy Road, police said.

They demanded money from the lone male occupant, and became involved in an altercation with him.

During the scuffle a pellet gun was discharged, striking the 45-year-old victim in the face.

The intruders subsequently made off from the property with a sum of cash.

The resident was treated by paramedics for some minor facial injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area and who noticed any people or vehicles. Detectives can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 80 11/07/17.”

Information about crime can also be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity 0n 0800 555 111.

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