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Gang stabs man in Ballywalter Gardens area of Bangor

By Cate McCurry

A man in his 20s was stabbed several times in a horrific attack after several men burst into a home, shortly after 4am yesterday.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries after he was attacked in the Ballywalter Gardens area of Bangor.

The group of men made their escape after they stabbed the victim, who is believed to be in a stable condition in hospital.

There has been widespread condemnation from local representatives following the incident.

Alex Easton a DUP MLA for the area said: "This is another horrific incident where a young man was repeatedly stabbed. This has to be condemned in the strongest possible terms and is barbaric.

"I would wish the man a speedy recovery, and would call for anyone with any information to pass this on to the PSNI so those involved can be brought before the courts."

North Down Mayor Andrew Muir said: "I am shocked at the callous and violent nature of this attack. Those responsible for this attack are dangerous individuals who must be apprehended.

"I would urge anybody who has any information about this stabbing to contact the police."

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