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PSNI investigate Co. Down hatchet attack

Published 30/11/2008

Police in the North are investigating an incident in which a man was attacked with a hatchet.

The man was assaulted in the John Street area of Downpatrick in County Down shortly after midnight.

He is being treated in hospital today for ear injuries.

A 34-year-old woman who tried to intervene is also being treated for injuries to her hand.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and is helping the police with their enquiries.

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