MAN ARRESTED AFTER PENSIONER HIT WITH HAMMER DURING ROBBERY

Police scene armed copA 35-year-old man is custody after a pensioner in hisĀ 70s has been hit with a hammer during a burglary at his home in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

Three men with hammers broke into the house on the Crossgar Road at about 11.30 pm on Thursday night.

The man and a woman in her 60s were inside.

The man needed hospital treatment after being hit. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The burglars stole jewellery and left at about 1.30 pm on Friday. They were all wearing masks and gloves.

It is understood the man was arrested at a house in north Belfast during police follow up inquiries.

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