31/07/2018

Teenager Seriously Assaulted In Aggravated Burglary

Police have issued an appeal for information following an aggravated burglary in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

A 19-year-old man was attacked with baseball bats and a hammer when a number of masked men forced their way into a house on Whinfield Walk at about 10pm on Sunday, 29 July.

The victim is continuing to be treated in hospital for what have been described as serious injuries.
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Condemning the attack, Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson said: "This was an appalling incident and must have been terrifying for the young man attacked.

"My thoughts are with him, especially as this assault appears to have been particularly brutal and vicious. I hope he makes a full recovery.

"There is no place in society for those who wish to take the law into their own hands and they must be brought to justice. I urge anyone with information to report it to police immediately."

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact police on 101.

(MH/LM)

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