Northern Ireland

Man hit on head during Poleglass burglary

A 23-year-old man has been attacked by an armed gang during a burglary on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Four men forced their way into a property at Colinbrook Gardens, Poleglass, after he answered a knock on his door at about 21:40 GMT on Friday.

It is believed one of them was carrying a gun and another had a large wrench.

They forced the occupant to lie on the floor before hitting him on the head with the wrench. They stole his mobile phone, two games consoles and cash.

It is believed the gang left the area in a vehicle.

The man was treated in hospital for a cut to his head.

Police have asked anyone who has any information about the burglary to contact them.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.