Teen seriously injured after gang forces way into Larne home

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A teenager has been treated in hospital for serious injuries after a gang forced their way into a house in Larne.

Detectives are appealing for information following the aggravated burglary that occurred in the Exchange Road area in the early hours of this morning.

Around 12.20am, a number of men entered a house and assaulted a 19-year-old male. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are described as serious but not life threatening.

A woman, aged in her 20s, and a baby were in the house at the time but were not injured.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at Larne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 31 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.”