Man With Severe Learning Difficulties Attacked In Ballymena

Police have released details of a "shocking attack" on a man with severe learning difficulties in Ballymena.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was targeted outside a community centre in the Raphael Way area of Gracehill on Friday 13 March.

It's reported that at around 7.30pm two male youths approached the victim, pushing him to the ground and kicking him before pouring alcohol over him.
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The male suffered injuries to his back and wrist as a result.

Inspector Ash appealed for information: "This was a shocking attack on a totally defenceless person and I would strongly urge anyone with any information about the incident to contact officers in Ballymena on 101 quoting reference number 1950 13/03/20."

Alternatively, details can be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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