Northern Ireland

Masked gang beats man with wooden bats in Newry

A 34-year-old man has been treated in hospital after being beaten with wooden bats by three masked men in Newry.

The attack happened in the early hours of Friday morning as the man was walking up Barcroft Hill towards Louanda Crescent.

He was struck with wooden bats and suffered swelling and bruising to his arms, legs and torso.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.