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Two men charged with attempted murder after late night Co Down attack

The 45-year-old victim is in a stable condition in hospital.

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TWO MEN HAVE been charged with attempted murder after a man was hospitalised following an attack in Co Down.

The incident happened at about 1.20 am on Wednesday morning when the 45-year-old victim was set upon by what was believed to be three men in Carraig View area of Downpatrick.

The man is in a stable condition in hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

Three men aged 42, 20 and 18 were later arrested in connection with the attack in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Two of the men have since been charged with attempted murder. The 42-year-old was also charged with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and assault causing actual bodily harm. The 18-year-old was also charged with common assault, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

Both are due to appear before Downpatrick Magistrates Court today.

The third man arrested in connection with the attack has been released unconditionally according to the PSNI.

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