Masked, armed men assault family in Co Louth

Gardaí are hunting for two men who abducted a man and assaulted some of his family in Co Louth at around 11.30pm last night.

An 18-year-old man had arranged to meet a person at Newtownstalaban, Drogheda, to sell his car, but he was met by two masked men, one of whom was armed.

He was taken at gunpoint to a disused farmhouse where he was held there for a number of hours, before being taken to his own house.

A number of family members were assaulted, none seriously, and the raiders searched the house before taking some property worth less than €1,000.

They then left the house in the owner's car which was later found burnt out a short time later.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041-9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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