Belfast Telegraph

Violence flares across Northern Ireland over Easter weekend

By Nevin Farrell

Violence flared across Northern Ireland over the Easter weekend with serious attacks in counties Antrim and Tyrone.

In Larne, two men attacked at Linn Road were hospitalised after being assaulted by males wielding a hatchet and baseball bats.

At Windsor Crescent, Cookstown, at 11.10pm on Saturday two teenage males were standing outside a house when approached by masked men carrying wooden bats and assaulted.

One victim sustained a swollen cheek and a cut lip.

An Ulster Unionist councillor also reported "sectarian" incidents in Castlederg.

Derek Hussey said a "distraught" family had told him two young men had been attacked in the town in the early hours of Easter Sunday and called "Orange b******s".

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