Break and enter at Woodberry

An investigation is underway after a man was assaulted during a break-in at Woodberry, in the state’s Hunter region.

About 4am today (Thursday, May 31), a man entered a home on Segenhoe Street and confronted the occupant, a 25-year-old man, while he slept.

The intruder assaulted the man with a piece of timber before fleeing.

Emergency services were alerted and officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and established a crime scene.

The occupant was treated at the scene but did not require hospitalisation.

An investigation into the incident is underway and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.