‘Reign of terror’

Thursday, 8 March 2018

‘Reign of terror’ thumbnailThe scene of an attack at the Crescent, Ballymoney. WK10-71TMBM

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after what they describe as "a brutal and horrific paramilitary style assault" at a house in The Crescent area of Ballymoney on Sunday evening.
Local DUP MLA Mervyn Storey MLA described it as a "barbaric" attack, and called for the "reign of terror" of those responsible to be brought to an end. Also "fully condemning" the incident, UUP Cllr Darryl Wilson said he was "saddened" to hear of the attack in an area that he had a "close connection" with, and called for witness to come forward.
PSNI Detective Sergeant McColgan said: "At approximately 7.45pm on Sunday (March 4) police received a report that four masked men had forced their way into a house and assaulted a man aged in his thirties. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
“Another male and a female who were also in the house were forced into the kitchen of the property whilst the intruders carried out this assault. They were not injured, however they were left very badly shaken."
Local MLA Mervyn Storey said: "Having had conversations with the police and locals this incident can only be described as barbaric. Clearly those involved in this horrendous attack were intent on not just inflicting fear but serious jury. Fortunately the police are not investigating a murder, as that could have been the case today.
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