The brutal attack happened in the Woodvale Avenue area on Wednesday, November 28, between 9 pm and 9.30 pm.
Detective Sergeant Maguire said, ‘A number of masked men entered a property, causing damage to the gate and shattering windows.
“Whilst at the address the men attacked the occupant with bats and he was later treated in hospital for his injuries.
“We would ask anyone in the Woodvale Avenue area last Wednesday at around 9pm and who may have witnesses or have any information to please get in contact with police in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 1187 3/12/18.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.’