Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in Carrickbanagher near Colooney.

The incident occurred at around 2:30am when the occupant of the house was threatened and assaulted by a male intruder.

It is understood the intruder, who was wearing dark clothing, left the house on foot with a number of undisclosed items along with a sum of cash.

The alarm was raised when another family member returned home a short time later.

The injured party was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Drumfin between midnight and 3am and witnessed any suspicious activity to contact them.

They are also appealing to motorists who may have offered someone a lift or noticed anything suspicious in the area between 1-3:30am to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.