DETECTIVES arrested two men on Sunday over a suspected murder bid with a sword in north Belfast.
A 35-year-old man was viciously assaulted during an aggravated burglary in Ballysillan.
Two men – one armed with a sword and the other with a knife – broke into his Alliance Court home around 2.50 am on Sunday morning.
The armed men fled in a silver transit van in the direction of Ligoneil.
The victim was taken to hospital but was later released.
Two suspects – aged 26 and 28 – were being quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder.
Det Ch Insp Alan Little said: “I would ask anyone that has any information about this incident to please contact CID on 0845 600 8000.
“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”