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Man injured in ‘serious assault’ in Newtownabbey

The 59-year-old man was found with serious injuries in a carpark outside commercial premises in the Longwood Road area on Tuesday night. Credit: PressEye

A man has been taken to hospital following a serious assault in Newtownabbey.

A passing police patrol discovered the 59 year old victim with serious injuries outside commercial premises, in the Longwood Road area at around 10:45pm on Tuesday night.

He was taken to hospital where his condition has been described as serious but stable.

Detective Inspector Chris Millar has appealed for information and said: “We are working to ascertain what happened to this man and would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any other information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1360 15/08/17. Alternatively, information can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.”