Detectives investigating a report of burglary in north Belfast area are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Sergeant Young said: “We received a report shortly before 10pm on Thursday night, 23rd March that three masked men forced their way into a house in the Manor Close area.

“They punched a man in his 60s to the head and mouth before causing some damage to the downstairs of the property. When a younger man aged in his 20s came downstairs, they began attacking him. Grabbing him in a chokehold and punching him while making threats to kill.

“They made various demands for items, but left without taking anything.

“This was a terrifying experience for the occupants of this property and our investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances and detain those responsible.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in this area or the wider Cliftonville and Antrim Road areas, and saw anything suspicious, to call detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2335 of 23/03/23.”

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