Published Monday, 22 October 2012
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The boys, aged 13 and 14, were jumped when the gang got out of three cars, which pulled up close to the entrance of Moat Park at around 10pm on Saturday.
The man, who wants to remain anonymous, said the boys were walking home from the Ice Bowl when the attack happened.
It only ended when a woman who was driving by saw the gang kicking the boys and got out of her car and walked towards them.
The father said the woman told him she saw a group of men who "looked like they were drunk and fighting".
"She said she looked in her mirror and seen this hoody come up and [it was] a young child. She said there was eight men around beating this child," the man told UTV.
She rang the boy's father at his home on Sunday and told him she could not sleep the whole weekend, because of what she had seen.
"The beating they were giving those fellas for no apparent reason whatsoever, there was no justification," he said.
Eight at one time kicking my son, and she was describing it and I told her I didn't want to hear anymore. I'm already horrified from what I've heard.
The man said his son was "too terrified" to leave the house on Sunday to go to the hospital, but his wrist was damaged in the beating, and he has bruises to his head and body.
Police investigating the attack said they are following all lines of inquiry. The father said he has no idea why his son and his friend were targeted.
"They're good children, they're quiet children, they don't bother with people, they just keep to their own wee group. I can't understand why somebody would pull up and start to attack them," he said.
One of the men is described as being in his mid 20s, 5'9" tall, with short cropped hair. He had red and black tattoos on both arms and was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms and possibly a tank top.
Ulster Unionist MLA Michael Copeland said the gang who beat the victims were aged between 25 and 35 years old.
"This took place within very close proximity to the former police station in Dundonald. Needless to say the young people are injured, traumatised and fearful.
"I would pay tribute to the publicly spirited bravery of a passing female motorist whose intervention shortened the duration of this shameful incident."
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police