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Man beaten with hammer and sticks in Belfast house

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Police are investigating the incidents

A man has been beaten with a hammer and sticks by four men in south Belfast, police have said.

Windows were smashed and slogans painted on the walls during the attack at a house on Fortuna Street in the Donegall Road area on Thursday night.

Police are investigating a possible link to a similar attack in nearby Daphne Street.

Shortly after 2000 GMT on Thursday windows were broken and slogans painted on the walls.

Police said that a motive for the attacks had yet to be established.

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