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Man assaulted by masked men in north Belfast burglary

Published 23/04/2015


A man has been assaulted by a number of masked men during an aggravated burglary in north Belfast.

It happened in the Vara Drive area at around 10.55pm on Wednesday April 22.

It was reported that a number of masked men carrying baseball bats forced their way into a house and assaulted one of the occupants, a 25-year-old man.

He sustained bruising to his body and a puncture wound to his arm as a result.

A 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman who were also in the house at the time were not injured.

The men also caused damage to the bathroom of the property and a car parked nearby before making off in the direction of Lawnview Street.

A motive for the incident has not yet been established and Detective Constable Gareth Hussey is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with any information to contact CID at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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