DETECTIVES are on the trail of a gang armed with baseball bats who viciously assault a man in front of his partner and two children at their home in north Belfast.
The 22-year-old had to be taken to hospital for treatment on his injuries following the assault in the Skegoneill area on Sunday evening around 10 pm.
Four men, wearing balaclavas over their faces and carrying bats, smashed their way into his St Vincent Street house, breaking the door lock.
Police say they then proceeded to attack him while his partner and kids looked on.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment on a number of injuries
Detectives have appealed for anyone with more information about the attack to contact them on 0845 600 8000.
Or alternatively they can pass the information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0845 600 8000.