Detectives are appealing for information after a report that a man was assaulted in Newtownabbey in the early hours of Saturday, July 1.

Detective Sergeant McDowell said: “It was reported around 4.05am, that a short time earlier, a man was assaulted by six men in the Glenvarna Drive area. It was reported that one of these men was armed with a baseball bat.

“Officers attended, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, and the victim, aged in his thirties, was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone with information, including dashcam, CCTV or other footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference 280 of 1/7/23.”

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