Detectives investigating a report of aggravated burglary in Newcastle in the early hours of today, Sunday 14th January have made an arrest. 

The 33-year-old man, arrested in connection with the investigation, remains in custody at this time.

It was reported at around 1.45am, a woman was in the living room of her Burrendale Park Close home with her teenage daughter and sleeping baby granddaughter when two men came in through the front door.  

One of the men, wearing a balaclava and carrying what appeared to be a weapon covered by a white bag or pillowcase, put the muzzle to her chest while demanding money. The injured party claims she was then grabbed by the hair and thrown onto the sofa while threats were made to shoot. No money was reported stolen and the men left the address in the direction of the Dundrum Road. 

Detective Inspector Winters said: “Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting reference number 109 14/01/24."

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