Belfast Telegraph

Police arrest man armed with knife

By Staff Reporter

A lorry driver was forced to lock himself in the cab of his vehicle after being approached by a man with a knife in the Buttercrane Quay area of Newry.

A man was arrested following the incident in the early hours of Sunday which police have described as an "attempted robbery".

Shortly before 3am, the lorry driver was unloading his vehicle when he was approached and threatened by a man armed with a knife.

The lorry driver managed to lock himself in the cab of the lorry.

The 22-year-old suspect was detained by police a short distance away on Dublin Road.

He remained in custody last night.

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