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Two couples attacked by group of youths in Portrush


Police are appealing for information following a report of an assault which occurred at the Eglinton Street area of Portrush on Friday 5 March.

Sergeant McClean said: “At around 8.50pm, it was reported that two men aged in their 20s and two women aged in their late teens were assaulted by a group of youths in the area. One of the males attended hospital following the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 68 06/03/21.

A report can be made using the online reporting form via:


www.psni.police.uk/makeareport


Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at:


www.crimestoppers-uk.org


In the early hours of Saturday morning, SDLP MLA for East Derry, Cara Hunter commented:


“Two couples walking tonight by Portrush train station were attacked and beaten by 15/16 people at 9pm.


“I am urging anyone with information to please come forward and ring 101.


“This anti-social behaviour is unacceptable. I’ve asked for an urgent meeting with Police Causeway Coast & Glens.”


The MLA further commented:


“Due to the rise of anti-social and violent behaviour in Portrush and surrounding areas, I have written to both local Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council CEO, and Department of Justice, for their consideration of funding CCTV here to protect citizens across the constituency and ensure public safety.”