Detectives are appealing for information in relation to a reported assault on a man in his 70s in Larne in the early hours of this morning (Friday 2nd July).

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “A report was received at approximately 1.10am this morning that a number of men had entered a house at Drumahoe Gardens and assaulted the occupant with what were believed to be metal bars.

“He received medical treatment for his injuries, and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

“The men reported to have assaulted him were described as wearing black face masks.

“Damage was also reported to have been caused to the occupant’s car and to the windows of his house.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or may have witnessed any suspicious activity, to contact 101 quoting reference number 91 of 02/07/21.”

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