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Heartbreak: Tommy McDowell holding a picture of his late partner Eileen

Heartbreak: Tommy McDowell holding a picture of his late partner Eileen

Heartbreak: Tommy McDowell holding a picture of his late partner Eileen

A Banbridge pensioner, attacked in his home at the weekend, was targeted just a week after the heartbreaking loss of his partner of almost 30 years.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the weekend incident.

The suspect, who was detained on suspicion of burglary and assault, remained in custody on Monday night.


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