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Man treated for head injury following Ballycastle assault

Police have appealed for information after a man aged in his twenties was treated in hospital for a head injury following an assault in Ballycastle
Marie Louise McConville

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.

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