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Attack was a 'drug deal gone wrong'

SHOCKING details have emerged about a brutal and sustained attack alleged to have taken place in Antrim’s Springfarm estate last weekend.

A man suffered fractures to his nose and eye sockets and an attempt was made to bite part of his ear off during a ‘proposed drug deal gone wrong’in Antrim, a court heard on Monday.

The 21-year-old victim claimed he had contacted one of the accused via ‘Messenger’ to buy Ecstasy and went to a communal area at a block of flats at Barra Street on the morning of Saturday October 6, Coleraine Magistrate’s Court was told.

Three men appeared in the dock in handcuffs - Martin Valliday (20), of Barra Street; Jamie Kinley (20), of nearly Mull Road, and Kevin Daniel Valliday (22), of no fixed abode.

They are each charged with robbing the victim of £20 cash and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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