Northern Ireland

Man beaten by gang in Vara Drive in Woodvale area of Belfast

A 25-year-old man has been beaten by a masked gang armed with baseball bats at a house in the Woodvale area of north Belfast.

The masked men forced their way into the house at Vara Drive at about 22:55 BST on Wednesday and assaulted the man.

The victim suffered bruising to his body and a puncture wound to his arm.

A 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, who were also in the house at the time, were not injured.

The attackers also damaged a bathroom in the house and a car parked nearby, before escaping towards Lawnview Street.

Police said a motive for the attack had not yet been established.