Bashed man lands in hospital


A 37-YEAR-OLD man ended up in Grafton Base Hospital with 'substantial' injuries after a violent home invasion on Monday night.

Grafton police chief inspector Darren Spooner said that around 11.30pm, six men broke into a private residence in McFarlane Street.

Police believe the victim, of South Grafton, was attacked with some type of iron bar.

"We're not sure what type of weapon was used ... it was similar to an iron bar, it could have been an iron club or a piece of metal," Chief Insp Spooner said.

"We still haven't recovered the implement yet."

Chief Insp Spooner said although the man had been discharged from hospital, the assault left him with fairly serious injuries.

"The victim ended up in hospital with substantial injuries, he's out now, but he may require some surgery to get him back into shape."

As yet no charges have been laid and police investigations into the matter are continuing.

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