DETECTIVES are investigating a paramilitary style attack at the weekend.

Police received a report just after 8:30pm last night, Saturday 28th October, that a 40-year-old man had been attacked in a house in the Alexandra Avenue area of Town Parks.

Detective Constable Brennan said: “It was reported that three masked males entered the property and attacked the man with weapons described as batons. The males then fled.

“The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his face, hand, legs and ribs.

“Whilst these injuries are not life threatening, this was a savage attack and is another example of the way in which criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone who has information which may assist police enquiries, to contact Criminal Investigation Branch detectives in Coleraine on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1425 28/10/17.

“Alternatively, 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.”

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