Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an aggravated burglary durin which a man and woman were brutally assaulted by a male intruder who was armed with a weapon.

The vicious attack happened at a house on the Ballyeaston Road area of Ballyclare this morning, Friday, September 18.

Detective Sergeant Lorimer said: “Shortly before 00:25am, it was reported that entry was gained to a house in the area by an unknown man.

“A man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s , who were in the house at the time were both assaulted by the man who was armed with a weapon.

“The man received injuries to his ankle, arm and face whilst the woman received injuries to her face. 

“Both were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries

“It was also reported that a silver Seat Alhambra was stolen from the property and was later found burnt out on the Deerpark Road in Larne.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and police would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 33 of 18/09/20. 

“A report can be made using the online reporting form via

“Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at” 

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