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Man beaten by bat-wielding gang in North Belfast

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Man beaten by bat-wielding gang in North Belfast

A man has beaten with baseball bats by a gang in North Belfast.

Seven men forced their way into the victim's home on Forthriver Drive at around 10.00pm on Thursday night.

The so-called 'punishment beating' left the victim with several broken bones.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 33-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on the Crumlin Road in connection with the attack.

Detective Constable Gareth Hussey said: “The victim sustained a number of suspected fractures however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“A suspect was subsequently arrested in the Crumlin Road area at around 2am.

“He remains in custody at this time assisting us with our enquiries.”

The PSNI have asked anyone with information to contact them on 101.