Detectives from Musgrave CID are appealing for information following a burglary in north Belfast yesterday afternoon, Sunday 29th October.

Detective Inspector Kelly Foley said: “At approximately 4.50pm, we received a report that a man had gained access to a house in the Southport Court area of the city.

“The man threatened the resident before assaulting them.

“He also caused damage to the property by smashing a window and causing damage to the interior.

“Officers attended and a man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including burglary, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, false imprisonment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and common assault

“He remains in police custody at this time.

“This was a particularly violent incident and I would appeal to anyone who may have any information or footage that could assist with enquiries to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1354 of 29/10/23.”

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.