Mallet used in attack on Larne home

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Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in the Walnut Road area of Larne in the early hours of this morning.

Police said that at about 12.20am, a number of men armed with a mallet broke into a house and smashed windows, doors and furniture. The occupants managed to escape uninjured.

Det Sgt Peter Crothers said: “I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Larne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 28 of 29/06/16. 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.”