Men attacked by gang armed with baseball bats

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a property in Rathcoole at the weekend.

The incident occurred in the Clonmore Walk area on Saturday, January 6.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “It was reported to us that at around 8.30pm, the front windows of a house were smashed and entry gained by three males wielding baseball bats.

“Two men in their 50s were assaulted inside the property. One sustained a cut to the back of his head and the other a large cut to the top of his head and a suspected broken arm. Both were treated in hospital for their injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

“We are appealing for anyone with information that could be useful to our investigation or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area around 8-8.30pm to contact detectives at Antrim Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 1279 of 06/01/18.”