Northern Ireland

Man attacked with 'screwdriver' in Newcastle

A man has been slashed across the stomach with what police believe may have been a screwdriver.

The 24-year-old was attacked on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle at about 04:00 GMT.

He was walking with his girlfriend when they were approached by three unknown men. One of the men attacked the victim as he tried to walk away.

Police said he was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.