Categories
Crime Newry

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Two Counts of Attempted Murder in Newry

Police investigating a report of a serious assault which occurred in the Moor Hill Road area of Newry on Wednesday 1st June, have arrested a man.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Haslett said: “Shortly before 1:30am, it was reported to police that two men in their 40s were attacked by two men armed with weapons. Both men were taken to hospital with serious head injuries and deep lacerations to their bodies. Their conditions are described as serious. The men involved are believed to have been wearing dark coloured clothing and made off in a vehicle following the incident.

“Shortly after 1:35am, it was reported that a car was found on fire at playing fields at the Ballyholland Road area. At this stage, police are investigating a possible link between this incident and the earlier assault.

“A 27 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. He is currently in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 69 01/06/22. 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/ .”

ENDS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s