Alliance condemns paramilitary style attack

Alliance Councillors Nick Mathison and Alan McDowell have condemned reports of a paramilitary style attack in Newtownards.

Police have revealed they are investigating reports a man was attacked by a gang of masked men in the Bangor Road area on Thursday night.

Nick said: “It is extremely disappointing to hear of this alleged incident taking place.  The rule of law must be respected and this type of behaviour must be condemned by all.

“In 2019 our community should not feel under threat or control from paramilitarism.  Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and those who think their can bring terror into our communities must cease these activities immediately.”

Councillor Alan McDowell added: “I would urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible, so those responsible can be removed from our streets and dealt with before the courts.”