Northern Ireland

Masked hammer gang attack homes in Larne

A house at Herbert Avenue in Larne was one of two attacked
Image caption A house at Herbert Avenue in Larne was one of two attacked

A gang of masked men, armed with hammers, have attacked two houses in Larne, County Antrim.

The incidents happened in the Herbert Avenue and Newington Avenue areas of the town at about 00:40 BST on Friday.

The male occupants of the houses were not injured.

Windows and doors of the two properties were smashed but no one was injured. The police are appealing for witnesses.