Pair Attacked With Iron Bars In Co Antrim

Two men have been taken to hospital after they were assaulted in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

The incident happened in the Ballyfore Walk area at around 10.15pm last night, Wednesday 24 July.
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Detectives said the two victims, aged 33 and 59, were targeted by three males who were possibly armed with iron bars. Initial enquiries established that a number of cars then left the vicinity with their wheels spinning.

The men's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Coulter issued an appeal for information for anyone who witnessed what occurred or has any information to get in touch by calling non-emergency line 101 quoting reference number 2212 of 24/07/19.

Alternatively, statements can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.


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