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Two men injured with claw hammer and bat after aggravated burglaries in Lisburn and Banbridge

Police have appealed for information

A 32-year-old man has been assaulted with a claw hammer after three men broke into his flat in a late night attack.

The aggravated burglary happened at Woodbrook Avenue in Lisburn, Co Antrim on Sunday May 5.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said: "We received a report at approximately 11.30pm that three men had gained entry to a flat in the area and assaulted the male occupant with a claw hammer.

"The 32 year old man suffered lacerations to his head as a result of the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

"Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Lisburn on 101, quoting reference number 1657."

Meanwhile, in Banbridge, Co Down, a man was assaulted with a bat during an aggravated burglary his Millvale Close home at around 2am on Sunday.

The man suffered a cut to the side of his head and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police have appealed for information, either on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 800 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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