Northern Ireland

Ballymena: Man beaten with hammers in gang attack

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A man has suffered injuries to his head, face and ankles after being attacked in County Antrim by a gang armed with hammers.

It happened in Ballymena at about 23:20 BST on Thursday.

The 20-year-old victim was walking through the pedestrian underpass between Moat Road and Crebilly Road when three men attacked him.

He is in hospital. His attackers stole cash and a mobile phone in the incident.

Police want anyone who has information about what happened to contact them.

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