Wednesday 18 October 2017

Barman sustained serious head injuries following gang attack at pub

The Royal Oak Credit: Google Maps
The Royal Oak Credit: Google Maps

Deborah McAleese

A member of staff at a bar in Carrickfergus has been left in a serious condition in hospital with head injuries following a gang attack.

Police said the man sustained serious head injuries after he was assaulted by a number of individuals at The Royal Oak bar on Saturday night. Officers were called to the scene at around 9.40pm.

PSNI Detective Inspector Lindsay Fisher said a 36 year-old and a 52 year-old man have been arrested in connection with the attack. They are currently in police custody.

He added: "I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Ballymena on 101 quoting reference number 1275 11/03/17.

"Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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