Investigation launched after man attacked with dumbbell during burglary

Investigation Launched After Man Attacked With Dumbbell During Burglary
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By James Ward, PA

An investigation has been launched into an aggravated burglary in Northern Ireland, during which a man suffered a fractured jaw after being assaulted with a dumbbell.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident at the Lavinia Square area of south Belfast on Sunday night.

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital after he was struck several times with a dumbbell when two men entered the premises on Sunday night.

Detective Sergeant Fairfield said: “At around 8.30pm, it was reported that two men entered a property in the area with one man armed with a dumbbell.

“It was reported that a man in his 20s was struck a number of times with the dumbbell inside the property during the incident.

“The man was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and injuries to his face and arms.


“It is believed the men then made off towards the Ormeau Road in a white Transit van following the incident.”

One of the men is described as wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and a blue cap.

The second man is described as wearing dark-coloured clothing and a mask.

Detective Sergeant Fairfield added: “Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1270 27/09/21.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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