Police investigate ‘shocking’ assault on man with ‘severe learning difficulties’ at Galgorm

The incident happened at the Community Centre at Galgorm. Picture: Google Maps.

POLICE are investigating a report of a ‘shocking’ assault on a man with ‘severe learning difficulties’ outside a community centre in Galgorm.

A PSNI statement on Saturday said: “Police in Ballymena are investigating the report of an assault at a community centre at Raphael Way in the Gracehill/Galgorm area of Ballymena on Friday 13th March.

“It was reported that at around 7.30pm the injured party, a male aged in his 20s with severe learning difficulties, was outside the centre when two male youths pushed him to the ground and began kicking him.

“The youths then poured alcohol over him as he lay on the ground before making off. The male sustained injuries to his back and wrist as a result of the assault.”

Inspector Ash added: “This was a shocking attack on a totally defenceless person and I would strongly urge anyone with any information about the incident to contact officers in Ballymena on 101 quoting reference number 1950 13/03/20.

“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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