Appeal For Information On 'Vicious Attack' In North Belfast

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a "vicious attack" in north Belfast.

Police have said that a man suffered a serious head injury when he was attacked during a burglary at his flat on Edinburgh Street at about 22:30 on Saturday, 23 October.

The man require hospital treatment for his injury. Police have said that they believe the man was struck with a hammer.

The attacker has been described as approximately 5' 10" and of slim build. He is said to have been wearing a black and white t-shirt.
News Image
Police have appealed to anyone with information about the incident, or who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area around the time of the attack, to contact them.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

19 May 2022
Other News In Brief
Belfast Celebrates New Agreement With The Irish Network Of Learning Cities Belfast Lord Mayor, Michael Long, has hosted a delegation from Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Derry City and Strabane District Council to renew their commitment to promote learning across all five cities and city regions.
03 May 2022
Man And Woman Assaulted In North Belfast
Police in north Belfast have issued an appeal for information following a report of an assault in north Belfast on the evening of Friday 29th April. Making the appeal, Inspector McCullagh said: "It was reported on Saturday (30th April) that shortly after 11.
29 April 2022
Man Pleads Guilty To Being Getaway Driver In North Belfast Robberies
A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to seven and half years after pleading guilty to being involved as a getaway driver in two robberies. Ross Thompson will serve three years and nine months in custody, with the remaining three years and nine months on licence.
28 April 2022
Ongoing Gorse Fire On Cave Hill
A number of firefighters remain at the scene of an ongoing gorse fire on Cave Hill in north Belfast, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has reported. The NIFRS responded to reports of the wildfire on Wednesday evening.
08 October 2014
Police Cancel Appeal For Missing Omagh Man
Police have said they believe missing Omagh man, Shane Sharkey, has been found in the Republic of Ireland. A police appeal for help in finding the 35-year-old has been cancelled, with police saying they now believe they know where he is. No further details have been released but police thanked the public for their help.