Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Man attacked by gang wielding hammer and crowbar in north Belfast

Police have said the man has been taken to hospital to receive treatment for his injuries
Police have said the man has been taken to hospital to receive treatment for his injuries

A man is being treated in hospital after he was attacked at his Belfast home by a gang of armed men.

The attack happened around 9.30pm on Sunday night when two men - armed with a crowbar and a hammer - forced their way into a house in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast.

The men then assaulted the victim and ransacked his home, before making off with a samurai sword, knife and a mobile phone.

They then fled in the direction of Hesketh Road.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

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