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Man Assaulted and Attacked With Acid in Newry

Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses and information after an incident in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 29th May, during which it was reported that a man had been assaulted, and had acid thrown over him.

Detective Sergeant Best said: “Shortly before 2.50am, it was reported that a male had been assaulted at a property by a number of people in the Chancellors Hall area of the city.

“He was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which include burns and a suspected broken arm.

“A Volkswagen car, which is believed to possibly have been linked to the incident, was later discovered burnt out in the Fort Hill Road area.

“Our enquiries into this incident are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious activity, or who may have any information which could assist, to call 101 and quote reference number 351 of 29/05/22.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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