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Man in his sixties suffers head and leg injuries after being attacked in his Cullybackey home

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A man in his 60s has suffered injuries to his head and legs after being attacked in his Cullybackey home on Saturday evening.

Police said a man gained entry to the house in the Kilmakevit Crescent area and attacked the home owner “a number of times” with a hammer before making off on foot.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Crothers said: "It was reported just before 7.25pm that the occupant of a house in the Kilmakevit Crescent area noticed a man outside the property.

"The man gained entry to the house and struck the victim, aged in his sixties, a number of times with a hammer before making off on foot empty-handed. The injured party sustained injuries to his head and legs which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

"The suspect is described as being around 5' 10" in height and of medium build, with fair hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, a dark coloured hat and a blue facemask.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have information, including dashcam or other footage, is asked to contact detectives in Ballymena on 101, quoting reference 1597 of 3/7/22.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

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“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”


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