An intruder's accused of trying to kill a man by hitting him over the head with a hammer at Mount Hutton.
The 54 year old man allegedly broke into the victims home in Kestrel Avenue at around 3am Tuesday and attacked the 59 year old.
He was arrested at the scene and is currently being questioned at Belmont Police Station.
Police expect to charge him with attempted murder.
The older man was taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering non-life threatening injuries.