SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER MAN STRUCK ON HEAD WITH HAMMER

DETECTIVES have arrested a man following the report of a burglary at a house in the Whiterock Crescent area of west Belfast, which was reported this morning, Wednesday, May 20.

Detective Sergeant Corrigan said: “We received a report, at around 7.50am, that a man had forced entry to a property and attacked a male occupant.

“The occupant was hit on the forehead with a hammer.

“He was taken to hospital, by colleagues from the Ambulance Service, for treatment to a head wound. 

“We have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary with intent to steal. 

“He remains in custody at this time, assisting with enquiries.

“Our enquiries continue and I would appeal to anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 323 of 20/05/20.”

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.

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