Man attacked at Newtownabbey house

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Detectives are investigating after a man was attacked by a masked gang in Newtownabbey last night, Monday 2 April.

Detective Inspector Patrick Mullan said: “The 50 year old was inside a property at Braden Heights when its believed four unknown men forced their way inside and assaulted him with bats.

It’s understood the intruders then fled the area in a silver vehicle.

The victim was treated for superficial injuries.

We are working to establish a motive for this attack and are appealing for information. Officers can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 1222 02/04/18.”