Wicklow family taken from their home and attacked

Gardaí are investigating an incident in which three members of a family were taken from their home in Co Wicklow and attacked last night.

A number of men entered a house at Fr Redmond Park in Arklow at about 10pm and took two men, aged in their 50s and 20s, and a woman in her 40s, as well as a car, from the scene.

They were found a number of hours later at Ballymoney beach in Gorey, Co Wexford.

The victims had been physically assaulted, and the car had been set on fire.

The three needed medical assistance, but were not taken to hospital and their injuries are not believed to be serious.

Gardaí in Arklow are investigating the incident and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0402-263-20, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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