Man beaten with bats, hammer and wheel brace in Belfast burglary
A man was beaten with bats, hammers and a wheel brace in an incident in a flat in Belfast.
The victim was left in hospital with fractures to an arm and leg, and lacerations to both arms, legs and his back.
Police are treating it as an aggravated burglary.
It happened at a home on the Antrim Road in the north of the city on Wednesday.
Detective Sergeant Patrick Conlan said: “We believe that four men armed with bats, hammers and a wheel brace, entered a first floor flat at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening, and assaulted a 31 year old man.
“We are working to establish a motive for this attack and I would ask anyone who has any information about this incident or who saw any suspicious activity near the junction of the Cliftonville Road and Antrim Road on Wednesday evening to contact detectives at Musgrave station on 101 quoting reference number 1134 15/05/19.
"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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