Three men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault of a 45-year-old man in Downpatrick in the early hours of today.
The assault took place in the Carraig View area of the Co Down town.
A PSNI spokesman said: “At approximately 1.20am, police received the report of the assault.
“The 45-year-old man is currently in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this time. His condition is currently described as stable.”
The men arrested are aged - 42-years, 20-years and 18-years.