Northern Ireland

Larne attack: Man beaten with hammer and pick-axe handles

A man has been beaten with a hammer and pick-axe handles at a house in Larne, County Antrim.

Three masked men forced their way into the house on Bay Road at about 23:40 GMT on Wednesday and attacked the man.

The 43-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected broken arm and bruising to his legs.

A woman who was also in the house at the time was not injured. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.