Northern Ireland

Man in hospital after attack in Antrim

Police officer
Image caption The attack happened in the Ballygore Road area of Antrim

A 47-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by three masked men in Antrim.

The assault happened in the Ballygore Road area at about 2030 GMT on Monday.

It is believed the man's attackers may have been armed with hammers. They made off on foot towards a forest area.

The victim sustained injuries to his leg and body and was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.