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Four men arrested in connection with ‘brutal Christmas Eve attack’ on Dunloy man two years ago


Four men have been arrested in connection with a burglary and “brutal attack” of a man, which happened in Dunloy on Christmas Eve two years ago.

The men – aged, 26, 30, 36 and 55 – have been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of burglary and false imprisonment.

The PSNI’s Detective Inspector McKenna said: “The arrests relate to our investigation into a burglary and attack which took place on December 24 in 2020.

“That Christmas Eve night, a number of masked men forced their way into a house in the Moyan Road area of the village and assaulted the male occupant.

"This was a brutal attack, in which the victim was cable-tied, and punched around the face and head. He was left with injuries that required hospital treatment.

“This was, without doubt, a vicious, cowardly and terrifying ordeal.

“Our enquiries continue and I would reiterate our ask for anyone with information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1948 of 24/12/20.”

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