Gardaí issue fresh appeal over Lifford assault

A year on from an incident where a man was assaulted in his home in Lifford, gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information.

The aggravated burglary and serious assault took place at a house on the Coneyburrow Road one year ago today, November 18 2019.

At approximately 7.35pm on the evening of Monday November 18, six men entered the home of a man, armed with a number of weapons and a firearm, and proceeded to assault him. The man received a number of injuries as a result of the incident.


Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.

They are particularly interested in the movements of the small white van, which was observed entering and exiting the Coneyburrow Estate between 7.30pm and 7.40pm. Gardaí want to speak to the owner/ driver of this van to eliminate it from their enquiries.

The make and model of the van is not clear from CCTV footage, however gardaí believe it is, or is similar to, a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner.

The van travelled to Coneyburrow from the Clady/Cloughfin direction and entered the estate at 7.33pm. The van is later observed exiting the estate at 7.38pm towards Castlefinn.

“Anyone who recognises this van or is aware of its movements on the night of 18th November 2019 is asked to come forward. And anyone who was in the vicinity of the Coneyburrow Estate on the evening of November 18 between the hours of 7.15pm and 8pm is also asked to contact us,” said a Garda spokesperson.

In January investigating Gardaí arrested and detained one male under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

“Investigating Gardaí continue to work closely with our colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in relation to this ongoing investigation.


“Anyone with any information should contact the Incident Room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111,” the spokesperson added.

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