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Police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime

Police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime

Police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime

A teenager has been arrested after two people were attacked by a gang of youths in Ballymena at the weekend.

Police are treating the incident as a potential hate crime.

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a man and woman being assaulted in the Co Antrim town on Saturday evening.

It was reported that the victims walking the area were punched and kicked by a group of youths in the Paradise Avenue area of Harryville at around 9.50pm.

The victims were taken to hospital following the assault for treatment of injuries to their face and head.

A 15-year-old teen was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify those involved in this incident.

Detectives would ask anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1749 - 02/01/21.

Belfast Telegraph


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