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Man on murder bid charge after Antrim bar assault

A 27-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault at a bar in Doagh.

It happened on Wednesday March 15 in the Main Street area.

Detectives have charged a man with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday March 17.

Five other men, arrested as part of the investigation, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Another man, aged 34, was arrested on Thursday night as part of the investigation and remains in police custody at this time.

A PSNI spokesman said: "The investigation is ongoing and police continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the assault or the group of males in the area of the bar or anyone with any information which could assist police to contact detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 982 15/03/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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