Belfast Telegraph

Police appeal over two assaults

by Natalie Gorman

Police in Bangor are appealing for information following two separate assaults in the town over the weekend.

Last Friday January 14, a 21 year old man sustained head and facial injuries when he was assaulted on the Whitehill Estate.

Detectives have said their initial enquiries into the incident, which took place just before 9.15pm at a flat on Lismore Avenue, suggest the man was assaulted with a bar or a bat.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

North Down DUP MLA Alex Easton, encouraged anyone with information to come forward. He said: “I totally condemn this assault and any attack on any individual, whether provoked or not. Violence is not the answer and should be condemned.”

A man and woman, both aged 21 were arrested following the attack and are assisting police enquiries.

In the second reported incident, a 26 year old man was set upon by a number of people in the Bingham Mall area on Sunday (January 16), some time between 11.30pm and 12 midnight.

He too sustained injuries to his face which required medical treatment. One of the assailants is described as being male, around 5ft 10in to 11in tall, aged in his early 30s and very well built. He was wearing a black t-shirt.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed these assaults or has information in relation to them. They can be contacted on 0845 600 8000 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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