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Teen stabbed after family chased by gang in Antrim

A man is in hospital in Northern Ireland being treated for a stab wound following an incident in Antrim.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the serious assault on the Dublin Road on Monday night.

It was reported that an altercation took place between a number of people in the High Street area.

The family group who were socialising in the town centre were then chased by a number of people onto Dublin Road and assaulted.

A 19-year old man was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound to his back. His condition is described as serious. It happened around 8.25pm and the 19-year-old is being treated in hospital.

Alliance councillor Neil Kelly said he was "shocked and horrified" at the incident.

He said: "It is baffling someone could carry out an attack like this. A life could have been lost and because of it, a man remains in serious condition in hospital.

“I hope he is able to recover from his injuries and I would encourage anyone with information to contact the police immediately.”

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident at High Street, Dublin Road or the Bridge Street area or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 973 of 26/12/16. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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