Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth Games team will be announced on Wednesday with over 80 competitors expected to be selected.
A woman in her 70s suffered minor injuries in one of the incidents.
Leaders Coleraine could welcome back Darren McCauley for the New Year’s Day Premiership tussle with Linfield.
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The victim suffers a serious head injury after being kicked and punched by two men in Newtownards.