Belfast Telegraph

Man hospitalised after gang hammer attack

A man has been taken to hospital after masked men broke into his house in Ballyhalbert on Sunday night.

Detectives are investigating reports of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Longfield Way area of the town.

At approximately 11pm, a gang of masked men with hammers forced their way into a house where they assaulted one of the male occupants with hammers. The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

A second male who was also in the house was not injured during the incident.

Detective Sergeant Niall Bell is appealing to anyone who noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact detectives at Criminal Investigation Branch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1525 17/09/17.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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