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Men with baseball bats attempt to stop cars in Newtownards

Scrabo Road in Newtownards / Credit: Google Maps
Scrabo Road in Newtownards / Credit: Google Maps

Two men with baseball bats allegedly assaulted a man and attempted to stop cars in Newtownards at the weekend.

The incident happened in the Scrabo Road/ Cuan Place area of the Co Down town on Sunday shortly after midday.

The two men, one armed with a baseball bat, were reportedly involved in an altercation with another man near the roundabout at the top of the Scarbo Road.

Shortly after this the men attempted to stop cars in the area.

At around the same time police received a report of a silver-coloured car chasing a man along the Scrabo Road.

Detective Constable Gillian Horner said: “Police attended the area and subsequently arrested three men, aged 25, 26 and 39 on suspicion of possession an offensive weapon in a public place and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

“I want to appeal to anyone who was in the Scrabo Road/Cuan Place area on Sunday around midday.

"Did you see what happened? If you have information which you think may help our investigation please call detectives in Bangor on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 679 of 21/10/18.”

Alternatively the public can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on the non-emergency number 0800 555 111.

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