Gardai investigate Longford link in machete attack in Fermanagh

A 13 year old girl is in a critical condition after a machete attack at a house in Co. Fermanagh at the weekend.

A 41 year old woman was also treated for stab wounds to her leg.

Police say a number of men armed with machetes broke a house at Trasna Way in Lisnaskea at about 9.15pm on Saturday night and attacked the girl and the woman.

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A baby was also at the scene but was unharmed.

It’s understood the family belongs to the Traveller community and the incident may be linked to a feud between families in Fermanagh and Longford.

No arrests have been made – police are treating the investigation as attempted murder.