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Lawyer bitten in office assault

A solicitor has been bitten on the arm during an assault at his own office in Newtownabbey.

Ted Lavery, who is in his 50s, runs a legal practice in Hightown Road. He was left shocked by his ordeal, which happened in broad daylight.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is being questioned.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police in Newtownabbey have arrested a male in the Hightown Road area this afternoon, Wednesday 24 October.

"At approximately 1.45pm the police received the report of a male in his 50s being assaulted in a business premises.

"A 58-year-old male was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault and is helping police with their inquiries."

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