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Police appeal after teenager assaulted in Glengormley

Police have issued an appeal following an assault in Glengormley

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident close to licensed premises on Antrim Road, Glengormley at around 9.15pm on Sunday June 18 in which a teenage boy was assaulted.

Sergeant Adrian Keon said: “On arrival at the scene, a suspect was pointed out to police and a number of officers gave chase and detained him. A second male then assaulted a police officer and a third man became verbally abusive and aggressive towards police. Both were then also detained.

A 36 year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of grievous bodily harm; a 22-year-old on suspicion of two counts of grievous bodily harm, two counts of assault on police and disorderly behaviour. A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of grievous bodily harm, five counts of assault on police, resisting police and disorderly behaviour.

All three were subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The 13-year-old boy involved in the incident sustained a broken jaw, facial fractures and lacerations to his head. A 36-year-old man who intervened in the fracas sustained a fractured jaw and fractured shoulder.

Both were treated in hospital for their injuries.

We are appealing for anyone who saw anything that could help our investigation to get in contact with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1371 of 18/6/17.”

SDLP Councillor Noreen McClelland condemned what she described as the ‘savage’ attack on the teenage boy.

Cllr McClelland said: “I was shocked and disgusted to hear that a young teenage boy had been so brutally beaten in Glegormley on Sunday night. Those responsible for this savage attack broke his jaw, fractured his face and fractured the shoulder of another man who attempted to intervene.

“To attack a young man in such a vicious way is a disgusting criminal act.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything in the area at around 9.15pm on Sunday night to come forward to police and help bring these thugs to justice.”

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