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Man bitten in the face, beaten with baseball bat and stabbed in Antrim attack

The victim was stabbed a number of times in the attack and was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries
Tiger Court in Antrim. Photo: Google

Tiger Court in Antrim. Photo: Google

Jamie McDowell

The PSNI have appealed for information after a man was repeatedly stabbed and bitten in a gang assault in Antrim town on Monday night.

The incident happened in the Tiger Court area at around 6pm.

It was reported the man was hit on the head twice with a baseball bat and bitten a number of times on his face during the assault.

The victim was also stabbed a number of times in the abdomen in the attack, and was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant McDowell of the PSNI said: "Two men, aged 25 and 47, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including attempted murder and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. They have both been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

“Enquiries are ongoing, and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have any information which could assist police, to call 101, quoting reference number 1482 of 10/01/22.”

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