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Four arrested as PSNI investigate Co Down slashing attacks

The males – aged between 17 and 21 – were arrested after two other young men were slashed on the back and head.

Windmill Gardens in Ballynahinch, where last night's violent attack occurred.
Windmill Gardens in Ballynahinch, where last night's violent attack occurred.
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POLICE IN COUNTY DOWN have arrested four people after two young men received slash wounds in a serious assault in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to the Windmill Gardens area of Ballynahinch shortly after 4am, where they found a 21-year-old with two slash wounds to his back and bruising on his body.

A 20-year-old had also received slash wounds to the back of his head, as well as a suspected broken nose and bruising to his face and body.

Both men were take to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are not thought to be life-treatening.

The four arrested men – aged 21, 20, 19 and 17 – are being held at Downpatrick police station after the incident.

Witnesses have been asked to contact the PSNI at 0845 600 8000 or to contact Crimestoppers.

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