Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was seriously assaulted and struck by a car in Armoy, Co Antrim.
The incident happened outside a pub on Main Street in the early hours of Sunday.
Police said a 48-year-old man was set upon, then a car was “deliberately driven up onto the footpath, striking the injured male”.
A number of bystanders were also assaulted, it’s understood.
Police said four suspects fled the area in the vehicle, which was later found in the Coolkeeran Road area of Ballymoney.
They said the four men were found hiding in nearby gardens and were arrested.
“This was a vicious and violent attack and the victim has been left with some serious injuries, including some to his head and face,” a police spokesperson said.
Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch.