A man is being treated in hospital for a suspected broken nose after being assaulted in his Co Antrim home by four masked men.
The incident took place in the Craighill area of Antrim town in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Around 1am, the gang forced entry to the house and assaulted the occupant, knocking him unconscious.
He was taken to hospital suffering cuts to his head and a nose injury.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact CID in Newtownabbey on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.