Northern Ireland

Armoy: Four arrested over 'car murder bid' in County Antrim

The pub where the incident happened in Armoy
Image caption Four men have been arrested following the incident outside a pub in Armoy

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously assaulted and struck by a car in County Antrim.

It happened outside a pub on Main Street in Armoy at about 01:00 BST on Sunday.

A car was deliberately driven along a footpath, before it hit the 48-year-old man.

A number of people standing nearby were also assaulted before their attackers drove away from the scene.

The car was later found on the Coolkeeran Road, in Ballymoney at about 02:20 BST.

Police arrested four men found in gardens close to the car while carrying out searches.

Det Sgt Wallace said it was a "vicious and violent attack" which left the victims with "serious injuries".

DUP MLA for North Antrim Mervyn Storey said: "The people of the village of Armoy totally and absolutely condemn what happened here last night, and our thoughts are with those who were attacked."