28/05/2024

Man Arrested In Connection With Stabbing In Newry

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident in Newry on the evening of Sunday, 26 May.

Police received a report at approximately 8.40pm, that a man had entered a snooker and pool hall in the Basin Walk area of the city and an altercation had ensued.

It is alleged that the suspect assaulted two men before he was removed from the premises.

Officers attended and observed a man covered in blood at the entrance of the building.

He was arrested on suspicion of common assault, disorderly behaviour and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Detective Sergeant Bell said: "Subsequent searches were carried out at a flat in the nearby Upper Water Street area.
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"Upon arrival an unconscious man, aged in his 30s, was located with serious injuries caused to his head, face and lower body – believed to have been caused by a knife.

"He was transported to hospital for treatment to his injuries and is in a serious condition at this time.

"The suspect was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody as the investigation continues.

"Enquiries are ongoing today and the number to call is 101 quoting reference number 1616 26/05/24 if you have any information including dash-cam, mobile, CCTV or other footage that could help with the investigation."

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

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.

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