Police hunt gang who beat up teenagers


Police are hunting for a gang who beat up two teenagers in Lurgan on St Patrick’s Day.

The two 18-year-old men were assaulted outside licensed premises on William St by around five men at around 1.15am.

“The teenagers made off towards the top of William Street but were followed by the group of males and assaulted again,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

“One of the 18 year olds was dragged into the flow of traffic, thrown to the ground and kicked. It is believed three or four males were involved in this assault. The victims again attempted to walk away down North Street and were attacked again.”

“Police are currently studying cctv images and know there was a large crowd in the area at the time.”

They are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assaults to contact them.

They are particularly keen to identify two males who were wearing maroon coloured tops and jeans.

Police in Lurgan can be contacted on the new non-emergency 101 number. Anyone with information should quote ref: 109170314.