Northern Ireland

16-year-old boy attacked in Craigavon

A 16-year-old boy was attacked and left unconscious in Craigavon on Saturday.

The teenager was walking along the Black Path, near the Old Portadown Road, at about 2315 GMT when he was approached by a man.

The man punched and headbutted the boy before throwing blue paint over him.

The police said the boy is believed to have passed out and lay unconscious for a number of hours before he regained consciousness and returned home.

The police have asked for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

In particular they would like to hear from a man who spoke to the boy as he was making his way home.