‘Youths held female as she was kicked in the stomach’

POLICE in Ballymoney are appealing for information after a report of an assault at the Main Street area on Tuesday 16th October.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “At around 7:30pm, it was reported that a female was held by two males as another female kicked her in the stomach and punched her in the face close to an alleyway in the area. The female’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The female attacker was described as approx 16/17yrs, 5ft 3, heavy build, with long, straight red hair, and wearing black-framed rectangular glasses - she will now be missing a tooth, as the victim caught her in the mouth with her elbow as she attempted to break free. She is believed to have been wearing a dark adidas jacket with grey bottoms and plimsoles.

“One male was described as approx 16/17 yrs, 5ft 8 or 9, medium build, with short dark, spikey hair, that had blond tips at the front. He was wearing a red adidas jacket with black stripes. The second was a similar age, 6ft, skinny build, with short, dark curly hair. He was wearing a purple adidas jacket with white stripes,” said the spokesperson.

Police would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact them on 0845 600 8000. Or alternatively, if you would like to contact police without giving your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.