GANG STORM EAST BELFAST HOUSE AND BATTER THREE MEN WITH HAMMER

POLICE have launched an investigation after three men were assaulted with a hammer and a baton during an aggravated burglary in east Belfast.

The burglary happened in the Calvin Street area off the Beersbridge Road in the early hours of Wednesday, August 7, when five men gained entry to house and assaulted three male occupants aged 47, 49 and 53.

All three men suffered injuries that are not believed to be serious.

The inside of the house was also damaged and the suspects made off in the Upper Frank Street direction.

Police said they are investigating a possible link between the burglary and an assault involving a man and a delivery driver in the Calvin Street area at around 4.50pm on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant O’Flaherty appealed for anyone with any information regarding either incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference 42 7/8/19.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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