Northern Ireland

Man attacked with Samurai swords

A 27-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a gang wielding Samurai swords, knives and sticks in Downpatrick.

He was walking in the Kennedy Square area shortly after 2200 BST on Monday when he was assaulted by a number of men armed with the weapons.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital with deep cuts to his head and chest.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

It is understood the man's injuries are not life-threatening.