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Man (28) charged after man is dragged from a car in Portadown and beaten

 A 28-year-old man has been charged over an attack on a man in Portadown, Co Armagh
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A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after a man was dragged from a car in Portadown and beaten by a gang.

The man was charged this morning with affray, assault and criminal damage. A senior police officer said he is also subject to "stringent bail conditions".

The attack, which took place in front of passers-by on the afternoon of Sunday July 1 in Bridge Street, has been described by police as "vicious".

The front windscreen of the Renault Clio was smashed and up to eight men dragged their victim from the front passenger seat of the car as it stopped at traffic lights.

The driver was also assaulted but has since been released from hospital. A woman and two-month-old baby, who were in the back seat, were not injured.

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows has described the attack as "cowardly".

"We know people witnessed it - we need their help," he said.


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