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Gang with pick axe handles and sledgehammer attack man in Larne

Man assaulted in Larne by masked gang armed with pick axe handles and a sledgehammer
Marie Louise McConville

A MAN has been assaulted in Co Antrim by a masked gang armed with pick axe handles and a sledgehammer.

Police said a number of masked men forced their way into a house at Wellington Green in Larne at about 5am today and assaulted a man aged in his thirties.

The man sustained a number of injuries to his head and body.

Police said a woman, also aged in her thirties, who was also in the house at the time, was also assaulted "but did not sustain any injuries".

A young child who was also in the property at the time was not injured.

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