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Boy (15) beaten unconscious in sickening early morning attack in Lurgan

Windsor Avenue in Lurgan

A 15-year-old boy was beaten unconscious and left with severe injuries following a sickening early morning attack in Lurgan.

A second boy – 16 – was also assaulted in the attack which occurred in the Windsor Avenue area of the town in the early hours of this morning, Monday, March 18.

Sergeant Douglas said: “It was reported that between 1am and 1.45am, two boys aged 15 and 16 were assaulted, with the 15-year-old victim sustaining a number of injuries after being punched in the face and kicked multiple times in the stomach, before losing consciousness.

“He has been taken to hospital for treatment for injuries to his eye, cheek bone, and jaw. The 16-year-old boy was also assaulted, but did not require hospital treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be serious at this time.”

Sergeant Douglas continued: “One of the suspects has been described as being of a heavy build, with a receding hair line, dark-coloured hair, and was dressed in dark clothing.

“A second male suspect was described as being slim, with short, slicked back blonde hair, and was wearing a black or brown leather jacket.

“We are appealing to anyone who can assist with our enquiries to get in touch by calling 101, and quoting reference number 369 of 18/03/24.

“You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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