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Armed gang beats up man with metal bars and bats

By Staff Reporter

A man has been arrested and questioned by police after a male was beaten by a gang wielding bars and bats in a Co Londonderry town yesterday.

The victim, who police say is aged 28, was set upon by a group of around eight men in the Heights area of Coleraine at around 2am.

The assailants are understood to have been armed with metal bars and bats.

A 30-year-old man was subsequently arrested by police and questioned.

He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries, according to a PSNI spokesperson.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this crime or anyone with information that could assist the investigation.

The officers can be reached by calling 101 and quoting reference number 240 04/06/17.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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