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Man (18) attacked by masked gang with wooden bats in Newtownabbey

Published 04/06/2016

Police are investigating.
Police are investigating.

An 18-year-old has been attacked by a masked gang who beat him with wooden bats in Newtownabbey.

It happened in the Abbeytown Square area on Friday.

The 18-year-old was in the are at around 11pm when he was attacked by up to four masked men.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for a number of injuries to his back, arms and legs.

Detective Constable Nick Johnston is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Antrim on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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