Two men in their 20s were seriously injured in a savage attack in Craigavon recently.
The injuries were so severe the injured men remain in hospital almost two weeks later.
Police have launched an investigation into the shocking incident, which happened around the Tullygally Shopping Centre on Friday, September 20.
Police say the only reason they found out about it was because the severity of the attack left the victims in hospital for sol long.
Sergeant Mel Gibson said: “It is reported that at approximately 7.30pm, two males in their 20’s were assaulted by group of people, one of whom was described as being armed with a metal bar.
“The two males sustained injuries including broken bones and bruising.”
“It is believed the attackers travelled to and from the area in two separate vehicles.”
“I am appealing to witnesses or anyone with information that could assist us to contact police in Lurgan on 101, quoting reference number 1291 02/10/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
Posting on social media, a PSNI spokesperson added: “Now the only reason we have only heard about this now is that the injuries involved have kept the victims in hospital.
“This sort of attack is something that I’m sure you would notice, and remember.
“And I’m sure there would have been some folks heading to or from the chippy at that time of night.”