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Latvian men 'sustain facial fractures in race hate attack' by gang outside Irish pub

The assault took place in the Main Street area of Coalisland (Image via Google Maps)
The assault took place in the Main Street area of Coalisland (Image via Google Maps)

Police in Northern Ireland are treating a serious assault on two men outside a bar in Coalisland as a hate crime.

The incident happened in the Main Street area shortly before 9.00pm on Sunday April 16.

Police said that two men, aged in their thirties, were set upon by a group of men.

They sustained cuts and bruises as well as possible facial fractures in the attack.

Inspector Neil Beck said: "The victims of this assault are both Latvian nationals and we are treating the incident as a hate crime. I would urge anyone who was in the Main Street area and who saw what happened to get in touch with police. The number to call is 101, please quote reference 1012 16/04/17.

"If someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Via Independent.ie/Belfast Telegraph