Man doused in fuel and attacked

Man doused in fuel and attacked

A man in his 50's was attacked in the Whitehill Road area of Carnlough, County Antrim last night.

Emergency services responded to the incident shortly after 7 pm.

A PSNI spokesperson said "It was reported that the victim, who had been retrieving items from his roofspace, noticed two masked men in the hallway of his property and another on the stairs. All three were masked.

"One of the men then demanded money from the victim. During this time heating oil was dispersed around the property and a vehicle which was parked outside and both were set alight. One of the suspects then threatened the victim before dousing his trousers with the accelerant.

"The suspects then made off in the direction of the Whitehill Road.

"One of the suspects is described as being over 6 foot tall and of stocky build with green eyes.

"The second suspect is described as being around 30-years-old. The third is described as around 5 foot 8 inches tall and of a thin build.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any suspicious activity, and in particular anyone who may have any dash-cam or other footage, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1570 of 06/02/22.”

"Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

"You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/"

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