PSNI investigating 'vicious' aggravated burglary in Co Down

Two women are being treated in hospital, while an 8-year-old girl was reportedly held down by an attacker

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The PSNI is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary and serious assault in Banbridge, Co Down last night.

It was reported three men entered a property in the Bramblewood area shortly before 11pm last night.

Two women - aged 48 and 17 - required hospital treatment for suspected fractures and other injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

It is also understood an eight-year-old girl was held down by one of the attackers,.

The girl is being treated for shock after the incident.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said: "This was a vicious act and I would ask for the public to assist us in bringing the perpetrators to justice."