Girl, 13, critically injured after machete-wielding thugs break into her home

The shocking attack took place on Trasna Way in Lisnaskea. (Google Street View)
The shocking attack took place on Trasna Way in Lisnaskea. (Google Street View)

A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after thugs armed with machetes broke into her home in Northern Ireland and attacked her.

Several men armed with large blades were said to have forced entry into her house in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh at 9pm on Saturday.

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The unnamed teenager suffered several serious wounds in the attack and is now in a nearby hospital.

Police are treating it as attempted murder and are appealing for help in tracing the attackers.

According to Belfast Live, a woman was also injured in the attack but she has now been released from hospital with only minor injuries.

A baby was also reportedly in the house at the time of the incident.

DS Keith Monaghan from Police Service Northern Ireland said: “Police received a report at around 9.15pm that a number of males, armed with machetes, had forced entry to a house and attacked two female occupants.

"A 13 year old girl sustained serious stab wounds as a result and was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

"A 41-year old woman was also treated for stab wounds to her leg but has since been discharged from hospital. A baby was also present at the scene but was thankfully unharmed." 

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He added: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for those involved and we are determined to find the men responsible.

"We have several lines of enquiry which we are progressing at this time but I would ask anyone with information or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact detectives in Enniskillen and pass that information on.

The number to call is 101 and the reference number is 1650 16/11/19.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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