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Two men seriously injured after assaults with bat

Police are investigating the incident that left three people in hospital - two of them seriously injured. Credit: UTV

Two men are in serious conditions in hospital after being struck over the head with a wooden bat in assaults in two houses in north Belfast.

A 34-year-old man was assaulted in the Fairfax Court area shortly after 4am on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man was also hit over the head in another nearby property.

Police say a 65-year-old woman also sustained a suspected broken wrist during the incident.

Five people have been arrested.

All five – two women aged 50 and 29 and three men aged 42, 24 and 22 – are assisting police with their enquiries.