We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

puncture wounds

Man dragged into hall by masked men and attacked with hammers and a hatchet

The attack was carried out in Antrim last night.

A YOUNG MAN was dragged from his apartment into a hallway last night where he was attacked by a number of masked men with hammers and a hatchet.

The assault took place at flats in Adelaide Avenue in Whitehead, Antrim last night at around 11:30pm.

The man, aged in his 20’s, suffered head injuries and puncture wounds to his arms and legs as a result of the attack.

He’s currently in hospital receiving treatment for his wounds which are not thought to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant John McKendry has appealed for anyone who was in the Adelaide Avenue area on Sunday evening and noticed any suspicious activity or anyone who has any information to contact detectives in Newtownabbey on 101.

Read: Four masked men knock homeowner unconscious in midnight attack>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.