Northern Ireland

Man beaten with hammers by gang at Doagh bar

The attack happened in McConnell's bar in Doagh on Wednesday evening
Image caption The attack happened in McConnell's bar in Doagh on Wednesday evening

A man in his 40s has been attacked by an armed gang at a bar in Doagh, County Antrim.

A group of men armed with hammers and baseball bats entered McConnell's bar on Main Street at about 18:00 GMT on Wednesday and assaulted the man before driving off in waiting cars.

He was taken to hospital and is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Six men, aged between 24 and 38, were arrested during follow-up searches.

Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the attack or who saw the group of men in the area to contact them.