Northern Ireland

Carryduff, County Down: Masked gang assault men and women during burglary

Two men and two women have been tied up and assaulted during an aggravated burglary at a house in Carryduff, County Down.

Police said four masked men, one armed with a suspected firearm and one with a baton, forced their way into a house on the Ballynahinch Road on Wednesday night at about 20:00 BST.

The gang assaulted two men and two women at the house and tied them up.

They demanded money before making off with some cash.

Police said the victims sustained a number of injuries as a result of the attack and were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Three members of the group that were assaulted were in their early 20s. The other woman was 18.