PM shows Coleraine man had heart attack after confronting burglar

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp Google+ PM shows Coleraine man had heart attack after confronting burglar Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – May 2, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMan shot in punishment style attack in St JohnstonNext articleDonegal councillor says rural planning policy should be revisited News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A pensioner collapsed and died of a heart attack after struggling with a burglar demanding money, the PSNI confirmed last night.72-year-old Bertie Acheson was found dead at his home in Coleraine, Co Derry, where his ailing wife was then forced to hand over her purse with £375 before the man fled.Mr Acheson had bruises and cuts to his lips and neck, some of which were consistent with an assault in the kitchen of his bungalow where he confronted the intruder who broke in by smashing a bedroom window.There was some sort of altercation and detectives believe the heart attack was precipitated by the emotional stress Mr Acheson was under when he was challenged by the thug.The cause of death was confirmed by a post mortem examination.Even though police suspect the man might not have intended to harm Mr Acheson they are treating the death as murder.They believe the man who escaped with cash and store and bank cards belonging to Mr Acheson’s wife Sheila, lives locally. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Twitterlast_img read more