“I condemn the vicious attack on a by an organised gang in Cherry Walk area of Carrickfergus. PSNI indicate that baseball bats were used to repeatedly strike the victim on the head, chest and legs. There can be no justification for this and my thoughts are with the victim & I trust he has a swift recovery.
Such barbaric attacks can result in life changing injury and adds to the already considerable pressures on the NHS.
If you can help the PSNI with their investigation into this attack, please call 101 or alternatively contact the anonymous Crimestoppers helpline on 0800 555 111.”