27/06/2019

Pair Assaulted By Gang Of Males

Two men have been assaulted by a gang of males in what police are describing as a paramilitary style attack.

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 27 June, in the Derrycoole Way area of Newtownabbey.

The victims, aged 32 and 37, suffered minor injuries when targeted by a group of up to eight men.
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Chief Inspector David Moore said: "It was reported to police at approximately 1.35am on Thursday that these two men had been assaulted by a number of men and we are treating this as a paramilitary style attack at this stage. 

"I would appeal to the community to help us try and apprehend those who were involved in this attack. If you saw anything suspicious or know anything about this incident which could assist us with our investigation I would ask that you contact detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 122 of 27/06/19."

Details can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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