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Man arrested following attack on car with baby inside

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a group of men attacked a car with a baby inside.

The man was arrested in the Lurgan area on Wednesday on suspicion of a number of offences, including common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

A passenger was dragged from the car and beaten.

It happened on the Bridge Street in Portadown on Sunday afternoon at around 3.30pm as the car sat at a set of traffic lights.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said a man in his 20s was dragged from his car and "viciously assaulted" by seven "cowardly males". The driver was also assaulted and the car attacked as the baby sat inside.

The child and another woman who was inside were not injured.

Both men were treated at hospital for injuries described as not life-threatening.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested nearby on suspicion of a number of offences, including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage. He has been released on bail, pending further enquiries. 

The 28-year-old man is currently in custody, assisting police with enquiries.

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