Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of an assault on two male youths in Randalstown on Saturday night, November 28.
It is believed the two male youths, who are aged 14 and 17, were assaulted by a number of unknown men in the Neillsbrook Park area, Randalstown at approximately 9.30pm.
The 14 year old youth was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious facial injuries.
The 17 year old sustained minor injuries.
Detectives are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.
Detective Inspector Boyd said: “This was an extremely vicious attack with one of the youths sustaining very serious injuries.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the assault on the two youths or who saw a group of men going about the town to contact detectives at Antrim on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1574 28/11/20, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/“