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File image of the junction of Elmfield Road and Collinward Avenue where the assault happened. Google Streetview

Sectarian assault and robbery on two teens in Antrim

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to the assault that happened on Saturday evening.

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are appealing for witnesses to a sectarian assault and robbery on two teenagers at the weekend.

At around 5.30pm on Saturday, the males aged 18 and 19 were walking along Elmfield Road when they were approached at the junction of Collinward Avenue by a red estate car.

The male occupants of the car shouted sectarian taunts at the pair before getting out of the vehicle and assaulting them.

During the assault the two assailants also went through the pockets of their victims taking mobile phones, football tickets and bank cards.

Officers investigating this incident would like to hear from witnesses or anyone who may be able to help identify the car or it’s occupants. They can be contacted at Newtownabbey police station by calling 00 44 845 600 8000.

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