Man crawls to get help after being assaulted by gang armed with baseball bats in an alleyway

A MAN crawled to an address to raise the alarm after being attacked by a masked gang armed with baseball bats in an alleyway in Larne, police say.

Detectives investigating a serious assault on a man in Larne last night (Monday 15th June) are appealing for witnesses and information.

A report was made to police at approximately 9:25pm that a man had been attacked by three masked men with baseball bats in an alleyway in the vicinity of Churchill Road.

The victim, aged in his twenties, crawled to an address on Churchill Road where he sought help.

Police responded and took the man to hospital for treatment of injuries to his ankles and arm.

The perpetrators are described as wearing dark-coloured clothing.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “This was a vicious beating which the victim sustained. There is absolutely no justification for this type of savage attack.

“We are working to establish a motive for this, and would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area, or anyone who has information about this incident, to call detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2147 of 15/06/20.

“You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

“Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/”

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