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Burglars assault man with hammer at his home in 'paramilitary style attack'

Police described the attack as a “vicious assault”.

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DETECTIVES IN THE North are investigating after an aggravated burglary in the early hours this morning in Ballyclare, Co Antrim.

At 12.45am, an ambulance was called to the scene where a man had sustained head injuries after he was struck by a hammer after a number of men forced entry into his home in the Kelburn Park area.

The injured man was brought to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Detective sergeant Coulter said: “This was a vicious assault on a man in his own home, a place where everyone has the right to feel safe.”

Police added they’re investigating it as a “paramilitary style attack” and are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 12.20am and 12.50am who saw any suspicious activity to make contact.

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