Man and woman beaten with baseball bats

DETECTIVES have issued an appeal for information following what they have described as “an aggravated burglary” in the Green Walk area of Rathcoole on Friday, March 1.

Shortly before midnight it was reported that three masked males carrying baseball bats forced their way into a house in the area.

The gang assaulted a male and female occupant, who both required hospital treatment for their injuries.

Police confirmed that nothing was taken during the incident.

Investigating officers can be contacted at Newtownabbey Station on 0845 600 8000.