Two arrests over Scott Vineer attack

Published Friday, 31 January 2014
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Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the attempted murder of teenager Scott Vineer in Lisburn two years ago.

Two arrests over Scott Vineer attack
Scott Vineer was left in a wheelchair following the assault. (© PSNI)

The 17-year-old, who is autistic, was subjected to a brutal assault and was left for dead in the Laganbank Road area of the city in September 2012.

Police investigating the attack arrested two men aged 23 and 25 on Friday.

The pair, who were detained on suspicion of attempted murder, have now been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Scott was in hospital for six months following the vicious beating - during which he was repeatedly kicked in the head - and spent three of those months in a coma.

He now uses a wheelchair due to the extensive injuries he received.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about what happened and have asked anyone who may be able to help to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
Observer in Online wrote (259 days ago):
Cowardly scum - lock them up for life.
pip in belfast wrote (261 days ago):
i hope they charge these animals with life imprisonment for what tbey did to that lad
Sam1690 in Ballysillan wrote (261 days ago):
Hopefully the scum that carried out this vile attack get a lengthy sentence. This young man, who is autistic, was left for dead, and will live every day with the results of this savage beating.
Eamonn in Belfast wrote (262 days ago):
God bless this young man. I hope the PSNI get who eas involved in this attack and let the courts show no mercy on them.
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