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Detectives have appealed for information after a “vicious” attack in Ballycastle left a young man unconscious on the street.

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday when police were notified of a disturbance involving a number of individuals in the Diamond area of the town just after 2.15am.

Detective Constable Wilkinson said: “Officers attended the scene, where a man was found lying on the ground unconscious on Market Street. It’s believed that he had been struck, possibly punched, when going to the assistance of a friend.”

He added: “The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital by colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, where he was treated for a head injury.

“This was a vicious attack on a young man, which could have had the most serious of consequences.

“I am appealing to anyone with information, or who witnessed the assault, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 230 of October 24.”

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

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