30/06/2016

Woman Seriously Injured After Suspected Serious Attack In Newry

A woman has sustained serious head injuries following a suspected attack in Newry.

Police have launched an investigation after an incident at a house in the Hollyridge Lane area.

The woman's condition is believed to be life threatening.

The Tandragee Road has been reopened.

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady described the attack as "horrific".
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He said: "This was an absolutely horrific attack which has a left a woman with life threatening injuries.

"There are few other details at the moment but obviously our thoughts and prayers are with the victim whom we wish a full and fast recovery.

"The local community has been left in shock at such a callous attack. People in this area would be quite close knit. This is a quiet area and such a brutal assault has caused genuine fear and unrest.

"I would urge anybody with any information on this despicable attack to contact the PSNI."

(CD)

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