Belmont Police are currently questioning a 54-year-old man over a suspected hammer attack at Mount Hutton last night.

It’s understood the man may have broken into a home on Kestrel Avenue around 3am before striking a 59-year-old man in the head with a hammer.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital.

The man of interest was arrested at the scene and is expected to be charged with attempted murder later today.