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Police appeal for witnesses after man is beaten by gang with metal bar

He attended hospital for treatment to his injuries

A man was viciously assaulted by a gang with a metal bar in the early hours of Tuesday, June 20.

Police are appealing for information following the report of an assault on a 48-year-old man at the junction of Garvaghy Road and Park Road in Portadown.

Sometime between 1.20am and 1.50am as the man was walking along the street four males got out of a burgundy Peugeot 206 and assaulted him.

It is believed that one of the men was carrying a metal bar.

He attended hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Constable Stephanie Beattie would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of this incident or anyone who has information in relation to this assault to contact Police at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 98 20/06/17.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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