GARDAÍ are currently investigating an aggravated burglary that took place in Kilmallock in the early hours of Saturday morning, which saw a pensioner injured by a burglar armed with a slash hook.
The brave pensioner chased the burglar outside onto the driveway, where he came upon a second burglar armed with a slash hook.
A scuffle broke out between the men and the homeowner suffered injuries to his arm.
The burglars smashed a back window in the house before escaping.
Gardaí are appealing for information from anyone who was in the Deebert/Kilmallock area at approximately 5am last Saturday morning, August 6, who may have witnessed anything unusual. Anyone with information can contact Bruff Gardaí at 061 382940.