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Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Serious Assault in Downpatrick

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of a serious assault in the Glebetown Drive area of Downpatrick on Friday, 13th January.

Detective Sergeant Johnston said:  “Just before 7pm, it was reported that a man had attended a residential address in Glebetown Drive armed with a knife.  An altercation followed, in which two men in their 30s sustained slash-type wounds.  One of the men was taken to hospital for treatment to lacerations to his torso.

“A 32-year-old man was arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.  He was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries to his head and hand before being conveyed to Musgrave custody suite.

To date a 32-year-old man arrested in connection with a reported serious assault in the Glebetown Drive area of Downpatrick on Friday, 13th January has been released on bail, pending further police enquiries. The investigation continues.

“Our enquiries into the circumstances of this matter have just begun.   I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack, or anyone who has any information which could assist our investigation, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1662 of 13/01/23.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.  Any information you provide is 100% anonymous, giving people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

ENDS

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