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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Man hospitalised following “vicious” gang attack in Antrim

A man is currently receiving hospital treatment after being assaulted last night in Antrim.

The man, aged in his 30s, was assaulted by a gang of masked men armed with baseball bats in the Cherry Walk area of Carrickfergus at approximately 10:50pm last night.

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The man was taken to hospital following the incident, which police described as a “vicious attack”.

It’s understood that the man suffered injuries that may include possible fractures to his face and legs.

PSNI’s Detective Sergeant Lyttle stated, “This was a particularly vicious attack as the men repeatedly hit the victim with the bats around the head, legs and chest.”

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The PSNI are urgently appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or anyone who has any information in relation to the incident to contact them.

IMAGE – “File:Flag of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.png” by Cyberbeagle is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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