A woman was reportedly punched during an attempted break-in at her home in Newry last night (Tuesday).
The alleged incident happened in the Barcroft area around midnight.
Independent councillor Gavin Malone said he received a phone call last night at around 12.30am.
“A lady in Barcroft was in the kitchen and heard a noise in the living room,” he explained.
“When she walked into the living room her window was wide open and a man was trying to get in.
“When confronted the man threw a punch and assaulted this lady.
“Luckily this woman’s husband was in the house and came down the stairs.
“I spoke with this lady last night and as you can imagine was in a state of shock. This family have been in Barcroft all their lives. We must all watch out for each other.”