Northern Ireland

Man tied to bed and attacked in attempted robbery

Four masked and armed men have tied a man to a bed and attacked him in his house in Claudy, County Londonderry.

It happened after the victim refused the men's demands for money.

A woman and two children aged six and seven were in the house in the Muldonagh Road area of the village when the attack happened shortly before 2100 GMT on Thursday.

The men escaped empty handed in a silver Ford Mondeo car.

It is understood that two of the attackers had guns.

Detectives have appealed for information.