Northern Ireland

Man hit with hammers by masked gang in north Belfast

A man in his 50s has been beaten with hammers by a masked gang who forced their way into a house in north Belfast.

Five masked men entered the house at Rosapenna Street on Monday night. The victim, who was upstairs, was ordered to come down and was then assaulted.

He suffered injuries to his hands and feet.

The attack happened at around midnight. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.