Woman hospitalised after being hit on head with hammer by masked intruders

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A man and woman in Belfast have been beaten by a gang of masked men armed with hammers. 

Three intruders wearing balaclavas entered the property in the Forthriver Way area just after 9.30pm last night before ransacking it.  

The 28-year-old female victim was struck on the back of the head before being taken to hospital.

The other victim, aged 30, sustained cuts to his arm. 

Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore is appealing for information.

“At 9.40pm it was reported that a 28-year-old woman and 30-year-old male were reportedly beaten at a property by three men wearing balaclavas armed with hammers," she said. 

"The woman was struck to the back of the head with a hammer and taken to hospital as a precaution. The man sustained several cuts to his arms.

“The property was ransacked and the upstairs bedroom window was smashed."

DS Moore added: “One of the males is described as approximately 5, 7” in height of large, heavy build with a ginger moustache which was protruding from the grey balaclava he was wearing.

"He was wearing a brown jacket and light coloured jeans in possession of a silver hammer. Another is described as of slim build, wearing a dark coloured balaclava, navy jacket and tracksuit bottoms in possession of a claw hammer.

“Enquiries into this incident are continuing and anyone who saw what happened, or has information about this incident, is asked to get in touch with us. The number to call is 101, quoting reference number 1868 04/04/21.”

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