A 37-year-old man has sustained arm and leg injuries after an aggravated burglary at his home in north Belfast at 9.30pm yesterday.
Detectives are appealing for information after a number of masked men forced their way into a house at Canning Place in north Belfast and assaulted the male occupant with hammers.
A PSNI spokesman said the male was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his arms and legs.
The intruders also smashed a number of windows in the property before making off on foot along Clanmorris Street.
Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1405 of 20/07/16.
Or 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.