Three assaulted as masked gang enter house in Tobermore with sledgehammers


THREE men have been assaulted, one of whom needed hospital treatment, following an incident in Tobermore on Monday.

Detectives in Magherafelt are appealing for information after a report of an assault at residential premises at the Castle Park, Tobermore area yesterday evening.

Shortly after 10pm, it was reported that four masked men entered a house in the area armed with baseball bats and sledgehammers. It is believed that three males were assaulted during the incident.

A 20-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries to his arm and head, that are not believed to be life threatening. Two males, who were also assaulted during the incident were not believed to have received any serious injuries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Castle Park area at the time of the incident to contact detectives at Magherafelt on 0845 600 8000. Or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.