Northern Ireland

Man attacked with hammer during north Belfast burglary

A man has been attacked by a man armed with a hammer during a burglary in his flat in north Belfast.

The 30-year-old was taken to hospital after the assault at Shore Crescent some time before 07:35 BST on Saturday.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Another man, aged 33, was arrested on suspicion of threats to commit criminal damage.

He has been released pending a report to prosecutors.

In a separate incident in north Belfast, a man suffered an arm injury shortly before 02:00 BST on Saturday.

Two men and a woman entered a house at Dhu Varren Crescent armed with a suspected gun and a bat.

A man, 26, and a woman, 29, were arrested about an hour later in Kircubbin in County Down in connection with the incident and a car was seized.

They have since been released on bail.