Man attacked by six masked thugs in Larne

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A man was attacked by a gang of half a dozen masked thugs in Larne, police have said.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or information about the burglary at a house in Recreation Road in the town.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said; “It was reported that approximately 11.30pm [on] Friday August 19, entry was forced to the premises by approximately six masked males who assaulted a 26-year-old male occupant.

“The injured male has attended hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact detectives at Larne PSNI on 101 quoting CCS reference number 1496 19/8/16.

“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.”