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Man held in knife probe after holiday park fracas

By Cate McCurry

Published 24/10/2015

A man has been arrested for an alleged assault following a stand-off with police at a holiday park, it has been reported.

The man was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of a number of knives after an incident in the quiet village of Bryansford in Co Down.

Police received a report yesterday of an assault on a man in the area of Newcastle.

An officer investigating the matter, Sergeant Rice, said: "Police officers spoke to the alleged assailant, who appeared to be in possession of a number of knives.

"The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including assault, occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon."

Sinn Fein politician William Clarke, who is a councillor for the area, said: "There had been a number of police officers and an ambulance in the area.

"It appeared to be a stand-off at the caravan park.

"The community is concerned as it's a very quiet area and this type of activity doesn't usually take place here."

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