Northern Ireland

Doury Road estate, Ballymena assault victim critical

Doury Road estate
Image caption The attack happened in the Doury Road estate

A 50-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked in Ballymena.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the assault in Richmond Walk in Doury Road estate at about 2000 BST on Monday.

Police said the victim was repeatedly beaten around the head.

Residents of the estate said the victim lived there and the incident was connected to a long running feud.

It is not thought to have had a sectarian motive.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to get in touch at Ballymena PSNI station.