1. ITV Report

Man beaten with baseball bats in west Belfast

The victim was hospitalised as a result of the attack. Credit: Bing

A man has been hospitalised after being beaten with baseball bats during an aggravated burglary in his west Belfast home.

Three men entered the 26-year-old victim's house in the Downfine Walk area of the city at around 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 July.

He was then assaulted by the men before they made off on foot, it is believed.

The attack resulted in the man being taken to hospital for treatment for a laceration to his head and bruising to his ribs.

A 19-year-old woman who was present in the property at the time was not injured.

Detectives are appealing for an anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation.