It was reported to police that just after 3 am three men got out of a car and assaulted 50 year man on the Curran Road.
The victim was conveyed to hospital for treatment to minor head injuries.
Inspector Mick Wood “The assault is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to contact police at Larne on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”