A 48-year-old woman and a teenage girl are being treated in hospital for suspected fractures after an aggravated burglary and serious assault late last night.
It happened at a house in the Bramblewood area of Banbridge.
Shortly before 11pm police received reports three men wearing dark hooded tops forced entry to the property and attacked three females inside.
A 48-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl were later treated in hospital for suspected fractures and other injuries which are not believed to be life–threatening at this time.
Inspector Stephen Harvey said: “An eight year old girl was also held down by one of the attackers and treated for shock.
“This was a vicious act and I would ask for the public to assist us in bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“I would ask that anyone with information contact 101 quoting reference 1505 of 01/09/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”