Belfast Telegraph

Dundonald man beaten in 'brutal' gang attack

By Adrian Rutherford

A man has been beaten with baseball bats in a "brutal" paramilitary-style assault.

Police received a report that four males entered the victim's flat at Strone Park in Dundonald, north Down, shortly before 10pm on Monday night.

The gang then attacked the man, who is aged in his 20s.

Before fleeing, the assailants smashed windows and daubed graffiti on a wall.

The victim attended hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A PSNI spokesman said: "While these injuries are not life-threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack. It is yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence."

He appealed for witnesses to contact detectives at Lisburn Criminal Investigation Branch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1398 27/11/17, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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