Masked men wielding iron bars assault man in Larne home invasion

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Detectives are investigating after a number of masked men armed with iron bars assaulted the male occupant of a house during an aggravated burglary in Larne’s Sallagh Park in the early hours of this morning (Thursday November 17).

A police spokesperson revealed that the men entered the house at around 1am and assaulted the male occupant, aged in his twenties.

He continued: “The occupant was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries following the incident.

“It is believed the men left the house through the front door however it is unclear at this time if the men left the area on foot or in a vehicle.”

Detective Sergeant Peter Crothers has appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area of Sallagh Park or who has any information to contact detectives at Larne on 101 quoting reference number 54 17/11/16.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.