Monday 19 August 2019

Man injured after samurai sword attack

PSNI (Stock image)
PSNI (Stock image)

Michael McHugh

A man has been injured after being attacked with a samurai sword.

Two men were arrested following an altercation in Glynn Road, Larne, Co. Antrim this afternoon.

Shortly after 12.20pm, police received a report that a man armed with a sword was assaulting another man.

A 38-year-old man suffered minor injuries to his body.

The alleged attacker made off in a black car before the arrival of police, the PSNI said.

A car matching the description was stopped by police in east Belfast some time later and a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, common assault, theft and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

A samurai sword was also recovered from the car.

A 27-year-old man who was driving the car was arrested on suspicion of driving when unfit through drink or drugs.

Both remain in police custody.

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