Northern Ireland

Pickaxe handle gang attack teen in Newtownards

A teenager has been beaten by three men armed with pickaxe handles in County Down.

The paramilitary-style assault happened in the Meadow Park area of Newtownards shortly after 1140 BST on Thursday.

The 19-year-old victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and arms.

The three men who attacked him ran off towards the Fairview Close area after the assault.