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Woman threatened with hammer and assaulted in Belfast

A 38-year-old man was arrested following an aggravated burglary in Dunmurry
John Monaghan

A WOMAN in her 20s has been assaulted in Belfast by an intruder wielding a hammer.

A man forced his way into a property in Juniper Park in Dunmurry at around 6.15pm on Saturday.

Police said he threatened a woman with a hammer before assaulting her, causing cuts and bruising.

A 38-year-old man was last night in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of offences including aggravated burglary and threats to kill.

Police have appealed for for information.

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