Man arrested as Cloughmills assault victim remains critical

The scene of an assault in Cloughmills.

The scene of an assault in Cloughmills.

A 34 year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital following an assault in Co Antrim in the early hours of Monday morning.

The incident happened at Main Street close to its junction with Loughill Road and Drumdoon Road in Cloughmills shortly before 2.40am.

It is believed the incident may have occurred after a dispute following a Christmas work party.

A 26 year-old man was arrested in Coleraine on Monday afternoon.

Mayor of Ballymoney John Finlay said the incident was a great tragedy for the area.

“I don’t think anyone thought something like this would happen,” he said.

“Something like this happening is never good, but it is especially difficult coming up to Christmas.”

Police have appealed for information.




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