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An attack on a man who was stabbed in the abdomen in a popular walking area of Bangor has been described as “very concerning”.

The attack took place in Stricklands Glen in the town on Saturday at around 8pm. 

Police said another man attacked the victim after appearing from a forest area, striking him on head and trying to take his mobile phone.

North Down DUP MLA Stephen Dunne expressed his alarm at the knife attack.

"This is very alarming news and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact the PSNI immediately. My thoughts go out to the victim of this attack and I trust he will make a full recovery,” he said. 

“The Stricklands Glen area is a quiet, popular area for walkers and runners linking onto the North Down coastal path with Bangor West and an attack like this is very concerning.”

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries. 

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The PSNI are appealing for information.

Detective Inspector Snoddy said: “At approximately 8.00pm, as the male was running through the Sticklands Glen, an unknown man came out of the forest area and struck him to the head and tried to grab his mobile phone.

“When the man resisted the unknown man stabbed him in the abdomen.

“The assailant then ran off towards the beach area. He is described as being approximately 6’ tall and wearing a black puffy jacket, black tracksuit and a cap.

“The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

“I would appeal to anyone who noticed anyone acting in a suspicious manner in the Stricklands Glen and surrounding area last night to contact detectives at Bangor on the on-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1727 30/10/21, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

"You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”


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