‘Indiscriminate’ attack on teens

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THE father of a teenage boy who was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Carnmoney last Thursday night (March 3) has described the sickening attack as “totally indiscriminate.”

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Michael and his friend were walking along Prince Charles Way near the Ashgrove Road roundabout at around 9.30pm when they were attacked by a crowd of up to eight youths.

Tyler, an A Level student at college in Antrim, suffered bruised ribs and cuts and scrapes. His friend, an Upper Sixth pupil at Antrim Grammar School, had his glasses smashed and sustained a black eye and a cut lip. Both boys were left badly shaken by the ordeal.

Tyler’s father, Antrim UUP councillor Paul Michael, said there was absolutely no justification for the attack.

“There was no reason at all for what they did. It was totally indiscriminate. The two boys were just walking along minding their own business when they were set upon by this gang,” he told the Times.

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