Police appeal after ‘horrendous attack’

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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TWO men were attacked with a crow bar and sledge hammer by an armed gang in the Carnany estate on Sunday night around 11.30pm.
Police are describing the incident, where windows and a front door were also smashed, as an aggravated burglary and are appealing for witnesses.
PSNI Detective Inspector Bob Blemmings said "At around 11:25pm we received a report that the windows and front door of a house in Carnany Drive had been smashed by four masked men.
“The gang assaulted two men, both aged in their 30s, using a crow bar and a sledge hammer. One of the victims was attacked in an alleyway beside the house and then dragged to a grassed area and further assaulted, he has sustained suspected fractures to his arms, legs and ankles along with a number of puncture wounds. The other man sustained a laceration to the top of his head.
“We would like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist our investigation."
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