Girl offers piggybank to masked gunmen to try and make them leave

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Detective Chief Inspector White said: “A 45-year-old man was shot in both arms and legs after a number of masked men broke into his home just before 10.30pm on Saturday night. They also beat him with a bat or metal bar.“The man’s teenage daughter, who was also in the house at the time of the shooting and beating, was threatened to be shot by one of the violent perpetrators before her mobile phone was taken to prevent her calling for help. An attempt was also made to set fire to items in the house.“The injured man is currently in hospital receiving treatment for the gunshot wounds and head injuries from being beaten.“This a sickeningly vicious shooting and beating which has left this man with serious and potentially life changing injuries, and a young girl severely traumatised.” A teenage girl offered masked gunmen her piggy bank in order to protect her father, a local police force has revealed.Despite her efforts, thugs shot her father through his arms and legs, and beat him up in a “paramilitary-style attack” at the family home in Garvagh, Northern Ireland.He was beaten with a metal bar on Sunday night, and his daughter was also threatened, with the criminals pointing a gun at her and taking her mobile phone so she could not call for help.The local police force revealed that she offered the gunmen her piggybank so they would leave.PSNI Limavady posted on Facebook: “I don’t care what you think about the rights and wrongs of vigilante criminal thugs in OUR streets shooting people, but what about this innocent young teenage girl?”What this article doesn’t tell you is that the thug chased the young girl upstairs and threatened her when she hid. She came out petrified with her Piggy Bank, HER PIGGY BANK! hoping that the men would take it and leave her Dad alone.”Instead they stole her phone and shot her Dad. My heart is broken for this girl 💔 it makes me feel physically sick and enraged to my core. Way to go fella.”