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Head Injuries

Man beaten with gun by armed raiders in overnight attack

The man was beaten by two men armed with a suspected firearm.

POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information after a man was beaten by two armed raiders at a house in the early hours of this morning.

It happened in the Thorndyke Street area of East Belfast at around 3.30am.

Police received a report that two men had entered the house and assaulted a 29-year-old man with a suspected firearm.

“The man received injuries to his head and hands and needed hospital treatment for them,” a PSNI statement said.

“They are not believed to be life threatening.”

Detective Inspector Peter Mullan said:

“I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

“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.”

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