19/03/2020

Masked Gang Assault Man With Machete

A gang of five masked men wielding a machete have assaulted a 24 year-old male during an incident in Ballymena.

The victim was left with head injuries following the suspected paramilitary-style assault on Wednesday night, 18 March.

The gang forced their way into an apartment on Casement Street at around 11.55pm before subjecting the individual to an attack.
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Detective Sergeant Peter Crothers said: "This was a vicious and brutal assault, which we are treating as a paramilitary-style attack at this time. We must all work together to bring those responsible to justice and stop this from happening to anyone else."

Police appealed to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident, or who has information they think could assist the investigation to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2041 of 18/03/20.

Details can also be provided in confidence by dialling the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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