Northern Ireland

Woman 'shaken' after being threatened with knife in Newry

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A woman has been left "badly shaken" after two boys, one armed with a knife, entered a house in Newry, County Down.

The aggravated burglary happened on the Maryvale Road about 20:00 BST on Saturday.

The two boys reportedly entered by the back door and demanded money from the female occupant, before ransacking the house, police said.

They then left the house, leaving the woman uninjured but badly shaken.

Both youths were described as being about 17 years old.

Det Sgt Trish Bardon said: "I would ask anyone who noticed persons matching these descriptions or observed a white coloured van in the area or anyone with any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact detectives."