Finlay says no excuses for assaults, after teenagers attacked

Alliance Dunsilly Councillor Glenn Finlay has condemned those behind an assault on teenagers in Randalstown.

The 14-year-old is being treated in hospital for serious facial injuries after being attacked by a group of men in Neillsbrook Park around 9.30pm yesterday (Saturday). A 17-year-old boy also suffered minor injuries in the incident.

“My thoughts are with the victims of this assault and I hope they make a full recovery,” said Councillor Finlay.

“There is absolutely no excuses for assaults or people attempting to take matters into their on hands. Whilst police are still working to establish the circumstances behind this attack, rumours and whispers on social media do not help the situation. It is the job of the PSNI to police our streets, nobody else.

“I urge anyone who witnessed this assault or with information on the group of men behind it, to contact police with it immediately.”