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Man attacked by masked gang armed with hammers in north Belfast

A man has been treated in hospital after he was attacked by a masked gang armed with hammers in north Belfast.

It happened at a property in the Greenmount Place area of north Belfast on Monday night.

The victim was taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

Detective Sergeant Adam Ruston said: “It was reported to us at around 10:30pm that a number of masked men wielding hammers had forced entry into a property, assaulted and threatened a man who sustained injuries to his body and head.

"We are appealing for anyone with information that could be useful to our investigation, or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area around 10-10.35pm last night to contact detectives at Musgrave Criminal Investigation Branch on 101 quoting reference number 1355 of 08/01/18.

“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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