Northern Ireland

Man beaten with wooden planks in Newtownards

Police

A man in his 20s has suffered head and arm injuries after he was attacked by four men who forced their way into a flat in County Down.

The attack took place at a flat in Valetta Park, Newtownards, at 2320 BST on Monday.

It is believed the men who carried out the attack used wooden planks to beat the victim.

He is being treated in hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police have appealed to anyone with information to contact them.