A man attacked in a retail park in Larne on Monday night remains in a critical condition, while five men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been bailed.

The victim, aged in his 40s, suffered serious head injuries in the incident at the Laharna Retail Park at about 9.30pm on Monday.

Four men, aged 25, 29, 31 and 45, were arrested on Monday, while a fifth man, aged 35, was arrested on Tuesday.

All five have been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Detectives investigating the attack want to speak to anyone who:

  • saw anyone being chased or acting suspiciously in the Main Street area on the evening in question

  • saw a grey Ford Fiesta or any suspicious behaviour in the car parks of the retail park

  • was in the Broadway area or the alleyways leading to the retail park and saw anyone being chased or acting suspiciously