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Man attacked with hammer during north Belfast burglary

Published 18/06/2016

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A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night
Press Eye A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night
Press Eye A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night.
Press Eye A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night
Press Eye A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night
Press Eye A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a number of masked men armed with hammers in north Belfast on Wednesday night

A 34-year-old man has been arrested after a man was attacked with a hammer during a burglary in north Belfast.

At approximately 7.35am, police received a report that a 30-year-old man had been injured after being assaulted in his flat by a man, believed to be armed with a hammer

A 34-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

During the incident, a 33 year old man was arrested on suspicion of threats to commit criminal damage. He has since been released pending a report to the PPS.

Detective Inspector Joanne Harris said: “The 34-year-old man currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries. However, I would still appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 276 of 18/06/16."

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