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McNulty Concerned After Reported Acid Attack

SDLP Newry & Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has expressed significant concern after reports of an acid attack in the area in the early hours of Sunday.

It’s reported a man was attacked and had acid thrown over him.

Newry & Armagh MLA Mr McNulty said:

“Reports of an acid attack being carried out in our city are extremely sinister and very concerning. Attacks of any kind should be highly condemned, but pouring acid onto somebody requires planning and shows real malice. We have seen in the past the impact these attacks can have on victims, many suffer severe injuries and are left with mental and physical scars that may never heal.

“My thoughts go out to the victim of this attack who is currently recovering in hospital after suffering burns and a broken arm. I hope they go on to make a full recovery after what must have been an extremely frightening ordeal.

“I would urge anyone with any information around what happened to come forward to police as soon as possible. We do not want to see incidents like this in our city and it’s important that we show anyone involved in attacks of this nature will be dealt with firmly.”

ENDS

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