Saturday 10 December 2016

Man has nails hammered into his hands during aggravated burglary

Published 07/08/2015 | 09:21

Man has nails hammered into his hands during aggravated burglary
Man has nails hammered into his hands during aggravated burglary

A police investigation is underway this morning after a man had nails hammered into his hands during an aggravated burglary at his home.

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The incident occurred at approximately 8.15pm last night in the Florence Walk area of North Belfast.

According to the PSNI, a number of masked men entered a house in the area and attacked the 23-year-old occupant.

The victim was forced into the kitchen of his home where the men are reported to have hammered a nail into each of his hands.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

A woman was also in the house at the time but was not injured.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anybody with information to contact them at Musgrave Police Station or contact charity Crimestoppers.

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