Man treated for head injury following Ballycastle assault
A MAN aged in his twenties has been treated in hospital for a head injury following an assault in Ballycastle.
Police were notified of a disturbance, involving a number of individuals, in the Diamond area of the town just after 2.15am on Sunday.
A PSNI spokesman said: "Officers attended the scene, where a man was found lying on the ground unconscious on Market Street.
"It’s believed that he had been struck, possibly punched, when going to the assistance of a friend.
"The man, aged in his twenties, was taken to hospital by colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, where he was treated for a head injury."
The PSNI spokesman branded what had happened a "vicious attack on a young man, which could have had the most serious of consequences".
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.