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Woman beaten in face with hammer during Belfast burglary

A woman has sustained injuries after being beaten in the face with a hammer during a break-in in Belfast.

The aggravated burglary happened in the Moyard Parade area in the west of the city on Tuesday evening.

It was reported at around 6.15pm a man carrying a hammer forced his way into the property and attacked the female occupant.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was cut to the face and sustained bruising below her left eye after reportedly being struck with the hammer.

The intruder is reported to have damaged a wardrobe and light during the incident.

A 25-year-old man was arrested a a short time later on suspicion of a number of offences, including aggravated burglary.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police at Musgrave Police Station on 101, quoting reference 1071 10/04/2018.

The public can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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