Latest: Man violently assaulted in Portrush cemetery

Det Chief Isp Catherine Magee.
Det Chief Isp Catherine Magee.

Detectives are investigating an attack on a man in the Ballywillan Cemetery, Coleraine on Wednesday evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Catherine Magee, told The Coleraine Time: “The man was taken from the Hopefield Grove area of Portrush and driven to the cemetery at around 9pm. He was then beaten with pipes or bats by two other men.

“The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment to his head and body, but these injuries are not thought to be life threatening.”

DCI Magee concluded: “I am appealing for anyone who saw a red car in the Hopefield Grove area of Portrush or Ballywillan Cemetery to contact detectives.

“Also, please let us know if you have any general information that might support this investigation. This was a violent attack and we need to bring those responsible before the courts, where justice can be served.

“Please call Coleraine detectives on the non-emergency 101 number if you can help. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”