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Teen stabbed and family assaulted during night out

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident

A young man is in hospital after he was stabbed in Antrim town, police have said.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the serious assault on the Dublin Road on Monday night.

It was reported that an altercation took place between a number of people in the High Street area.

The family group who were socialising in the town centre were then chased by a number of people onto Dublin Road and assaulted.

A 19-year old-male was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound to his back. His condition is described as serious. It happened around 8.25pm and the 19-year-old is being treated in hospital.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident at High Street, Dublin Road or the Bridge Street area or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 973 of 26/12/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.