29/10/2015

Man Assaulted In Paramilitary Style Attack In Co Antrim

A man has been assaulted with baseball bats and a sledgehammer in a paramilitary style attack in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim.

Four masked men forced their way into a house in the Rosebrook Avenue area just before 9pm on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
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Detective Constable Michael Sweeney said: "I would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Larne Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or 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."

(CD/LM)

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