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Man critically ill after Larne murder bid

The victim, aged in his forties, was assaulted by several men at the Laharna premises, police said.

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Police have arrested four men (Niall Carson/PA)

Police have arrested four men (Niall Carson/PA)

Police have arrested four men (Niall Carson/PA)

A man is critically ill after a murder bid at a retail park in Larne.

The victim, aged in his forties, was assaulted by several men at the Laharna premises on Monday evening, police said.

A PSNI statement said: “The man sustained serious head injuries as a result of the assault and was taken to hospital where he remains today in a critical condition.

“Officers investigating the incident have arrested four men aged 25, 29, 31 and 45 on suspicion of attempted murder.”

The men are in custody assisting with police inquiries.

PA