Northern Ireland

Limavady: Gang breaks into elderly man's home

The gang broke into the pensioner's house in Thackery Place, Limavady Image copyright Victim's family - Ex Dean McLoughin
Image caption The gang broke into the pensioner's house in Thackery Place, Limavady

An elderly man has been left badly shaken after a gang of burglars broke into his home in County Londonderry and ransacked the property.

The gang of three men forced the door of the house in Thackery Place, Limavady, after 20:00 GMT Thursday.

Police said they believe money was stolen from the man, who is in his 80s.

"Thankfully the elderly gentleman was not injured in the incident but was left badly shaken," Det Sgt Brian Reid said.

The officer appealed to witnesses to contact police.