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Man (30) arrested after woman left critically injured in Co Down

By David Young

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was left critically ill in hospital.

She was injured at a house in Downpatrick. The incident happened in Thomas Russell Park in the town.

The woman was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment.

On Sunday her condition was described as remaining critically ill.

A police spokesperson said: "Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident at a house in Downpatrick.

"A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident.

"Officers are working to establish how the woman sustained her injuries."

South Down SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie said : "I have been to visit the estate.

"I noticed two police officers currently conducting enquiries - and I would urge anybody with information to give it to the police to help apprehend the person or persons that may be responsible for this."

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