• JON WOLFE

Teenager targeted in home

DETECTIVES from the New England Police District are hunting four people who broke into a home in Armidale on Thursday night and bashed a teenager inside.

Police said the four intruders were not armed but stormed the house in Watson Avenue about midnight while five occupants were home and the four targeted one resident, an 18-year-old man, demanding property.

He was then assaulted by the intruders, who fled empty-handed.

The victim attended Armidale hospital for shoulder injuries suffered in the attack but he was released and is recovering at home.

Anyone with information on the incident, or who saw the intruders in the Watson Street area about midnight, are urged to contact Armidale detectives on 6771 0699.