A teenager was taken to hospital following a serious assault by two men in the Ballynoe Gardens area of Bangor on Friday night.
Shortly before 9pm, it was reported that the 19-year-old was being attacked at the rear of Kilcooley shops.
The assaulted man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his arms and legs.
Police say that while his injuries are not life threatening, this was a "brutal and horrific attack on a young man".
Detectives are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them in Bangor Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 1448 of 01/12/17.