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Four friends attacked by masked and armed gang

A five-strong masked and armed gang attacked four friends at a house in Co Down

A MASKED and armed gang attacked four young friends and stole cash from a house in Co Down.

Five men, one armed with a gun and another with a baton, forced their way into the house on Ballynahinch Road in Carryduff at around 7pm on Wednesday.

They attacked a man and a woman before tying them up.

Another man and a woman who called at the house were also attacked and tied up.

The two male victims and one woman were all in their early twenties. The second woman was 18.

The burglars demanded money before escaping with some cash.

All four victims were treated at the house by paramedics following the aggravated burglary.

It is understood one of the women lives at the house with her parents, who were not at home at the time of the burglary.

Police appealed for information.

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