Belfast Telegraph

Man (19) seriously injured after baseball bat and hammer attack

A 19-year-old Northern Ireland man has been seriously injured after being attacked by masked men with baseballs bats and a hammer during an aggravated burglary in Carrickfergus.

Police received a report at around 10pm on Sunday a number of masked men forced their way into a house in Whinfield Walk in the town and assaulted the occupant with the weapons.

The victim sustained a number of serious injuries and is in hospital receiving treatment.

Detective Inspector Lyle said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Ballymena on 101 quoting reference 1427 29/07/18. 

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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