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House in north Belfast 'extensively damaged' as rampaging gang with hammers run amok

A vehicle was also damaged during the attack
Pacemaker Press Police are appealing for witnesses and information after criminal damage was caused to a property in the Woodvale Avenue area of north Belfast last night, Wednesday August 12th.

Pacemaker Press Police are appealing for witnesses and information after criminal damage was caused to a property in the Woodvale Avenue area of north Belfast last night, Wednesday August 12th.

Jamie McDowell

The PSNI have appealed for information after a house was damaged by a gang of nine men armed with hammers in the Woodvale area of north Belfast.

The attack happened at a property on Woodvale Avenue at around 9.55pm last night.

The police said the men caused significant damage to the house with a number of windows smashed.

Pic Pacemaker

Pic Pacemaker

It’s understood a vehicle was also extensively damaged in the incident.

Pic Pacemaker

Pic Pacemaker

No-one was present in the house at the time of the attack.

Pic Pacemaker

Pic Pacemaker

Inspector Swann: “Our enquiries are continuing and we are appealing for anyone who might have information which may assist the investigation to contact police on 101 quoting number 1969 11/08/21.

“A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

“Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org”


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