Northern Ireland

Baseball bats used to beat man in aggravated burglary

Downfine Walk area Image copyright Google
Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses following the aggravated burglary in the Downfine Walk area

A man was beaten by three men with baseball bats at a house in west Belfast on Wednesday night.

The assault happened in the Downfine Walk area at about 20:30 BST.

The 26-year-old was taken to hospital with a cut to his head and bruising to his ribs. A 19-year-old woman who was also in the property at the time avoided injury.

Three men are believed to have made off on foot following the attack.

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