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Four arrested after car hits attack victim outside pub

The 48-year-old victim was set upon outside a pub in Armoy.

The 48-year-old victim was set upon outside a pub shortly after 1am (PA)
The 48-year-old victim was set upon outside a pub shortly after 1am (PA)

By Aoife Moore, PA

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an incident in Armoy.

A man was seriously assaulted and struck by a car on Main Street in the Co Antrim town in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 48-year-old victim was set upon outside a pub shortly after 1am, and police said a car was then deliberately driven onto the footpath, striking the injured man.

It is understood a number of bystanders were also assaulted by four men before they fled in the vehicle.

The car was later located on the Coolkeeran Road Road at Ballymoney at around 2.20am.

Police searched the area and four men found hiding in nearby gardens were arrested.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “This was a vicious and violent attack and the victim has been left with some serious injuries, including some to his head and face.

“I am appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have captured footage, whether on dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone, to get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting reference 115 18/08/19.

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