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Man in serious condition after assault in field in Armagh

Published 03/08/2015

A 20-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital following an assault in Armagh at the weekend.

Detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man following the serious assault in the Milford area on Sunday August 2.

The 20-year-old sustained a number of serious head and facial injuries when he was attacked in a field off the Monaghan Road.

Inspector Edel Stinton said: “At this time we believe the assault may have occurred early on Sunday morning but was not reported to police and the victim was not found until shortly before 5pm on Sunday evening. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

"A 25 year old man was arrested on Sunday evening. He remains in custody this morning assisting police with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information about this crime can contact detectives by calling 101. Alternatively information can be given to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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