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Men attacked by masked gang armed with crow bar and sledge hammer in Ballymoney

Two men have been viciously attacked by a masked gang armed with a crow bar and sledge hammer in Ballymoney.

It happened during an aggravated burglary in the Carnany Drive area on Sunday night at around 11.25pm.

The windows and front door of the house was smashed by the four men before they assaulted the two men both aged in their 30s.

One of the victims was attacked in an alleyway beside the house and then dragged to a grassed area where he was further assaulted.

He sustained suspected fractures to his arms legs and ankles along with a number of puncture wounds.

The other man sustained a laceration to the top of his head.

Detective Inspector Bob Blemmings said: "We would like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist our investigation. Detectives can be contacted by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1501 of 07/05/17.

"Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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