Northern Ireland

Man attacked by sword-carrying burglar

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A man has been assaulted by a man carrying a sword in north Belfast.

Police have appealed for information on an aggravated burglary, which happened in Oakley Street shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning.

The occupants, a 25-year-old man and 35-year-old woman, were threatened and the man was punched.

Police said three men wore balaclavas and carried bats and bars. The fourth, who was undisguised, carried a sword.

He is described as about 19 or 20 years old, thin, around 5ft 7in tall, with short, dark hair brushed forward.

Det Sgt Keith Wilson said: "This fourth male punched the male occupant to the head. The intruders then smashed a front window as they fled the scene."

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