28/02/2002

Fatal stabbing in Newry town centre

Police have arrested two men in connection with a fatal stabbing in a busy shopping street in Newry

A young man, named locally as Brendan McCabe, around 18 years old, has died in hospital following the attack.

The incident, which occurred at around 12.30pm on Thursday 28 February, took place in the town's Canal Street in broad daylight.

Earlier in the day local police issued a statement saying that they do not consider the killing to be sectarian.

PSNI Chief Inspector Gary Hagan described the attack as a "savage murder".

Police have appealed for anyone who may have information to contact them urgently on 028 3026 5500.

(GB)

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