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Three held after five hurt in brawl

Three men have been arrested after five people were injured in a large-scale brawl involving more than a dozen people, some armed with knives and a hatchet.

The trio, aged 24, 29 and 31, were taken into custody following the disturbance in Antrim in the early hours of Friday.

A 52-year-old man suffered a serious eye injury in the fight in the Devon Court area.

Another man, aged 24, suffered a serious head wound, a man of 29 a neck injury and a 61-year-old man a cut to his head.

A fifth man is also understood to have suffered cuts to his hands and arms.

A vehicle was rammed into a house during the unrest, causing significant damage.

Police commander for the area Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said: "The scenes witnessed in the Rathenraw Estate last night were an absolute disgrace.

"There can be no motivation or excuse for bringing weapons and violence on to the streets of a residential area.

"The people living in the estate don't want it and the police service won't stand for it.

"I would urge anyone, especially people living within the estate, who have information about what happened last night to contact local police."

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