A woman in her 30s has been injured during an aggravated burglary in Longford town.

The incident happened at around 3am when a number of men gained entry to an apartment in Market Square, occupied at the time by a woman and her young son. 

Gardaí say the woman was assaulted during the incident but her son was uninjured. 

It is understood the woman was threatened with a gun.

She is said to be shaken following the incident.

Gardaí in Longford are investigating.