Northern Ireland

Three people injured after garden attack by group armed with weapons

Attack happened in Newtownards on Saturday evening

Meadow Close in Newtownards.
Meadow Close in Newtownards.

Three people have sustained head injuries in a “terrifying” attack when a group of men armed with weapons set upon them in the garden of a house in Co Down.

The incident in the Meadow Close area of Newtownards was reported to police at around 10.25pm on Saturday.

The victims, two women and a man, were in the garden of the property when the men entered and assaulted them.

”They all sustained head injuries as a result of the attack and required hospital treatment,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

”Thankfully, the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. However, this was a terrifying ordeal for those involved.

”Our investigation is now underway to determine exactly what happened, a motive, and who was involved.”I would appeal to anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation or has CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 1927 11/05/24.”

They added: ”We are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Meadow Close area between 10pm and shortly before 10.20pm to make contact with police.”