Girl, 13, critical after machete-wielding gang burst into home and stab her

A manhunt is underway after a machete-wielding gang burst into a house and tried to stab a 13-year-old girl to death.

The teenager is in a critical but stable condition in hospital following the horrific incident at 9.15pm last night.

The schoolgirl suffered several serious wounds in the attack after a number of males forced their way into a house in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Police are treating it as attempted murder.

A woman was also stabbed in the leg, while a baby nearby was unharmed, reports Belfast Live.

Detective Sergeant Keith Monaghan said: “Police received a report at around 9.15pm that a number of males, armed with machetes, had forced entry to a house and attacked two female occupants.

"A 13 year old girl sustained serious stab wounds as a result and was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

"A 41-year old woman was also treated for stab wounds to her leg but has since been discharged from hospital. A baby was also present at the scene but was thankfully unharmed." 

DS Monaghan has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

He added: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for those involved and we are determined to find the men responsible.

"We have several lines of enquiry which we are progressing at this time but I would ask anyone with information or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact detectives in Enniskillen and pass that information on.

The number to call is 101 and the reference number is 1650 16/11/19.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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