Detectives in Coleraine are appealing for information following a report of a paramilitary style assault on a man in his thirties close to Ballymoney last night, Thursday, 05 April.  

Detective Sergeant Gallagher said “Between 9:00 & 9:15pm it is believed that at least two men wearing balaclavas attacked the man with metal bars inside the garage of a property in the Farm Hill area of Mosside.  

The victim has since been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, including a fractured skull, laceration to his head and a broken finger. 

Whilst these injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack. It is yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.  

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has information which may assist police enquiries, to contact Detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1442 05/04/18. Or, alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”


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