Gardaí investigate Ballymahon assault

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on a street in Ballymahon in the early hours of Monday morning last.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on a street in Ballymahon in the early hours of Monday morning last.

The incident occured between 2.30am and 3am on the town’s main street. A 37-year old man received medical attention at the scene following the assault but was not taken to hospital. Gardaí are currently checking CCTV footage and are making enquiries in the local area.

A spate of burglaries and thefts in Longford town is also being investigated by Gardaí after an LG 40-inch television and a black Toshiba laptop were stolen from a house in Oakland Green on Wednesday, July 31 at around 3pm.

In a separate incident, thieves also gained entry through the front window of a house at Lana Aoibhinn sometime between 10pm on Thursday, August 1 and 7am on Friday, August 2. A small amount of cash was taken during the incident.

At Clonbalt Woods, a multi-coloured Giant racing bike was stolen from a garden shed at The Hawthorns. The Theft occured between 12pm and 9pm on Friday, August 2.

And in another break-in, a handbag was stolen from a house on St Michael’s Road at some stage between 10pm on Thursday, August 1 and 4pm on Friday, August 2. Entry was gained to the property through the back window.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information regarding any of these crimes to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 3350570.

A Garda spokesperson has also issued a reminder for people not to leave their personal belongings exposed after parking their car, and that they should either be taken from the car or placed securely in the glove compartment or boot. “We would also like to remind motorists not to leave their keys out in the open at home, in case thieves gain entry,” they added.