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6 August 1998 Edition

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RUC attack Ardoyne family

Ardoyne man Martin Nugent is set to press charges against the RUC after his father, Hughie, and himself were seriously assaulted after the RUC were called to a family dispute in Valsheda Park last Sunday evening, 2 August.

Within minutes of the crown force arrival the situation escalated. Six or seven RUC men first assaulted Hughie, leaving him with a broken arm and severe facial cuts and bruising, before turning on Martin where the violence of a blow delivered by one RUC man broke the baton. Martin was left with with deep bruising to his back, head and face.

Martin said, ``I was shocked with the severity of the violence and the speed that it escalated. Photos have been taken and I intend to pursue the matter to the end.''

Meanwhile the RUC are attempting to press a bogus GBH charge against the man.

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