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Masked gang attack man and woman with pick axe handles and sledgehammer

Wellington Green, Larne. Credit: Google
Wellington Green, Larne. Credit: Google

A man and woman were attacked by a masked gang during an aggravated burglary in Larne in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police have appealed for witnesses and information after the incident at Wellington Green.

It was reported that at around 5am a number of masked men forced their way into a house and assaulted the male occupant with what are believed to have been pick axe handles and a sledgehammer. 

The man, aged in his 30s, sustained a number of injuries to his head and body as a result of the incident. 

A woman, also aged in her 30s, was also assaulted during the incident but did not sustain any injuries. A young child who was in the property at the time was not injured.

Detective Sergeant Robinson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information about the incident to contact detectives in Larne on 101, quoting reference 157 24/04/19. 

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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