22/07/2021

Up To 70 Young People Involved In 'Mass Brawl' In Portrush

An investigation has been launched following what has been described as a "mass brawl" in Portrush, County Antrim.

According to reports up to 70 young people were involved in the incident, which occurred at the Eglinton Street railway station at about 8:40 on Wednesday, 21 July.

An 18-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and assault on police.
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The railway station had to be closed to allow police and Translink staff to deal with the incident.

A number of other violent incidents have occurred in the town over recent months: in what has been described as an "unprovoked and vicious attack", a group of between 30 and 50 youths attacked four teenage boys on the East Strand in May; two couples were attacked near the train station in March; and a 17-year-old was assaulted in February.

Police have appealed for anyone with any information about the incident to contact them.


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