A man has been left injured after a hammer-wielding gang broke into his house in North Lanarkshire.
The 39-year-old was at home on Moffathill in Gartness, Airdrie, at around 5pm on Tuesday when four unidentified men gained entry and assaulted him.
The victim suffered injuries to his head which required hospital treatment.
Police are now appealing for information as they bid to catch those responsible.
Detective constable Paul James of Lanarkshire CID said: “Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and we would urge anyone with information or who saw any suspicious activity around the area on Tuesday to come forward.
“Our enquiries so far suggest this was a targeted attack with no risk to the wider public.
“Anyone with information can call police on 101.”