Northern Ireland

Man needed hospital treatment following disturbance on Portrush train

Police, responding to reports of an altercation on the train on Easter Sunday evening, arrested a 17-year-old

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A 17-year-old was arrested after man needed hospital treatment following disturbance on Portrush train (Niall Carson/PA)

A man needed hospital treatment for a head injury after an object was thrown during a disturbance on a train from Portrush to Coleraine.

A 17-year-old was arrested and questioned following the disturbance shortly after the train departed Portrush at 9pm on Easter Sunday.

Police officers were called to Coleraine Train Station after receiving a report shortly before 9.20pm a man had been assaulted on the train.

A number of people had been removed from the train following the altercation. The PSNI said that during the disturbance an object was thrown and a man aged in his thirties suffered a head injury.

“A short time later officers arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and disorderly behaviour,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

He was later released to allow for further enquiries.