Police question four after man assaulted and struck by car in Co Antrim

Man (38) set upon outside pub early on Sunday morning

A car was  deliberately driven  onto the footpath, striking the injured man, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

A car was deliberately driven onto the footpath, striking the injured man, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

 

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

The 48-year-old victim was set upon outside a pub on Main Street, Armoy, shortly after 1am on Sunday morning.

A car was then deliberately driven up onto the footpath, striking the injured man, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

It is understood a number of bystanders were also assaulted by the four suspects before they fled the area in the vehicle.

The car was subsequently located on the Coolkeeran Road, Ballymoney at around 2.20am. Police searched the area and the four men were found hiding in nearby gardens and were arrested.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “This was a vicious and violent attack and the victim has been left with some serious injuries, including some to his head and face. I am appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have captured footage, whether on dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone, to get in touch with us by calling 101.”