Northern Ireland

Antrim: Man knocked unconscious during burglary

A man has been assaulted and knocked out by a masked gang during an aggravated burglary at his house in Antrim.

Four masked men forced their way into the man's home in the Craighill area of the town at about 01:00 GMT on Sunday.

Police said the householder lost consciousness during the attack and sustained a suspected broken nose.

He was taken to hospital for cuts to his head and the injury to his nose.

Det Sgt Phillip McCullagh appealed for anyone with any information to contact detectives in Newtownabbey on the non-emergency police contact number 101.