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Beaten with batons

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Beaten with batons thumbnailPictured is North Antrim Independent Councillor Padraig McShane. SPB44-25

A 40-YEAR OLD man has been beaten with batons in a "savage" paramilitary style attack by three masked men when they entered a house in the Alexandra Avenue area of Town Parks in Ballymoney.
The attack occurred at around 8.30pm on Saturday October 28, where the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his face, hand, legs and ribs. Detectives are currently investigating the attack on the man and are urging those with information to contact them immediately.
Detective Constable Brennan said, "It was reported that three masked males entered the property and attacked the man with weapons described as batons. The males then fled. The injured man was later taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his face, hand, legs and ribs. Whilst these injuries are not life threatening, this was a savage attack and is another example of the way in which criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence."
Independent Councillor Padraig McShane has stated that the paramilitary style attack in Ballymoney was "carried out by the UDA."
In a statement, the Causeway Coast and Glens councillor said, "The attack follows a gun attack in the Ballymoney area in recent weeks. It is a familiar pattern and comes shortly after the release from prison of a senior UDA figure."
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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