Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Rocavan Meadows area of Broughshane in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, 28th June.
A report was made to police at around 2.10 am that a short time earlier that a number of males had forced their way into a property in the Rocavan Meadows and assaulted a man in his 20s with sledgehammers.
Detective Sergeant Lyttle said: “The victim suffered injuries to his ankle and face in what was a sustained and brutal assault.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish what occurred and a motive for the attack.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area last night and saw what occurred, or has information which may assist our investigation.
“If you can help us, please call detectives on 101, and quote reference number 218 of 28/06/20.
“You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.