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Two Latvian men beaten up in suspected hate crime

The victims sustained cuts and bruises as well as possible facial fractures in the attack.

File photo of Main St
File photo of Main St
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating a serious assault outside a bar in Coalisland, Co Tyrone last night.

Two Latvian men were set upon by a group of men on Main Street shortly before 9pm.

The victims, both in their 30s, sustained cuts and bruises as well as possible facial fractures in the attack.

PSNI Inspector Neil Beck said: “The victims of this assault are both Latvian nationals and we are treating the incident as a hate crime.

“I would urge anyone who was in the Main Street area and who saw what happened to get in touch with police. The number to call is 101, please quote reference 1012 16/04/17.”

If someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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