Northern Ireland

Man is beaten in his Carrickfergus home

A 59-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a group of masked men in his Carrickfergus home.

Three or four men entered the house in Piers Park at about 23:00 GMT on Thursday.

Police said they attacked the occupant who received leg and arm fractures and caused substantial damage to the property.

It is not known if anything was taken during the incident.