Shortly after 4am police attended a report of a man being assaulted in the Windmill Gardens area. A 21-year old man received two slash wounds to his back and bruising to his body and a 20-year old man received a slash wound to the back of his head, a suspected broken nose and bruising to his face and body. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
Four males aged 21, 20, 19 and 17 have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or with any information is asked to contact CID in Downpatrick Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.