Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has welcomed an assurance that additional police patrols are to be deployed in the wake of a brutal assault in Randalstown.
The South Antrim MLA said:
“I have been in contact with the PSNI area commander and other local officers since a serious assault occurred in Randalstown last night.
“I welcome assurances provided to me that additional police patrols will be deployed in the area over the next few days.
“This was a particularly brutal assault in a very quiet neighbourhood of the town, during which the victim was reportedly attacked with a variety of weapons, including a sword.
“This type of criminal behaviour must not be tolerated in Randalstown or anywhere in South Antrim, and I appeal to anyone with information that may help police in their inquiries to ring 101 or contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111.”