Police are appealing for information or witnesses following the report of an assault on a man in the Ballymote Park area of Downpatrick yesterday evening, Thursday 2 April.
Detective Constable Kenny said: “It’s reported that a man, aged in his thirties, was approached by two males just before 5pm.
“The victim tried to run away but, when the two caught up with him, was badly beaten. He was punched to the head and struck across the leg with an iron bar.
“This was a vicious attack, which has left a man badly shaken. It’s fortunate the injuries sustained are not more serious, as we could easily have been looking at a very different picture.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Ballymote Park or Killough Road area and who may have witnessed the chase or assault to get in touch. We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have spotted a white vehicle, being driven in a suspicious manner, in that area in the early evening. Contact us on 101, quoting reference 1109 of 02/04/20.”
Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.