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Man attacked with baseball bats and sledgehammer in paramilitary style assault

Published 29/10/2015

A man has been attacked by a masked gang with baseball bats and a sledgehammer in a paramilitary style assault in Carrickfergus.

It happened in the Rosebrook Avenue area on Wednesday October 28 just before 9pm.

Police received a report that four masked men forced their way into a house and assaulted a 39-year-old man with baseball bats and a sledgehammer.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Constable Michael Sweeney said: “I would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Larne Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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