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Man injured after alleged attack by man armed with sword in Northern Ireland town

Police later seized a samurai sword after stopping a car.

Two men have been arrested after the altercation in Larne. Credit: Google
Two men have been arrested after the altercation in Larne. Credit: Google

A man has been injured after allegedly being assaulted by a man armed with a sword in Larne.

Police arrested two men following the altercation in the Glynn Road area of Larne on Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after 12.20pm police received a report that a man armed with a sword was assaulting another man on Glynn Road.

A 38-year-old man sustained a number of injuries to his body as a result of the assault.

The suspect had made off in a black coloured car before the arrival of officers.

A car matching the description was stopped by police in east Belfast some time later and a 32-year-old male arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, common assault, theft and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. 

A samurai sword was also recovered from the car. 

A 27-year-old male who was driving the car was arrested on suspicion of driving when unfit through drink or drugs.

Both men remain in police custody.

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