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Public Appeal for Information – Aggravated Burglary and Serious Assault, Lifford, Co. Donegal 18th November 2019

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information in relation to an aggravated burglary and serious assault which took place at a house on the Coneyburrow Road, Lifford, Co. Donegal one year ago today, on 18th November 2019.

At approximately 7.35pm on the evening of Monday, 18th November 2019, six (6) males entered the home of a man, armed with a number of weapons and a firearm, and proceeded to assault him. The man received a number of injuries as a result of the incident.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.

Gardaí are particularly interested in the movements of the small white van, which was observed entering and exiting the Coneyburrow Estate in Lifford between 7.30pm and 7.40pm.  Gardaí want to speak to the owner/ driver of this van to eliminate it from their enquiries.

The make and model of the van is not clear from CCTV footage, however Gardaí believe it is, or is similar to, a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner.

The van travelled to Coneyburrow from the Clady / Cloughfin direction and entered the estate at 7.33pm. The van is later observed exiting the estate at 7.38pm towards Castlefin.

Anyone who recognises this van or is aware of its movements on the night of 18th November 2019 is asked to come forward.
Anyone who was in the vicinity of the Coneyburrow Estate on the evening of 18th November 2019 between the hours of 7.15pm – 8pm is also asked to contact Gardaí.

In January 2020 investigating Gardaí arrested and detained one male under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939. 

Investigating Gardaí continue to work closely with our colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in relation to this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information should contact the Incident Room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.


CCTV images of the small white van’s movements are attached below.

The Ireland v Denmark Euro 2020 qualifier soccer match started at 7.45pm on this evening, 18th November 2019