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Man (22) critically ill after 'one-punch' incident at Northern Ireland beach - man arrested

The incident happened on Tyrella Beach. [File photo]
The incident happened on Tyrella Beach. [File photo]

A 22-year-old man is critically ill in hospital after a "one-punch" incident on a Northern Ireland beach.

The man sustained a serious head injury after allegedly being punched on Tyrella beach in Co Down.

Police said the victim was in critical condition in hospital on Friday morning.

A 21-year-old man arrested by officers in connection with the incident is in police custody assisting with enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney of the PSNI Serious Crime Branch said: "These ‘one punch’ incidents have a hugely destructive impact on both victim and perpetrator and the consequences can be devastating, completely altering the lives of all concerned.

"I am asking for any witnesses to this incident to get in touch. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who was on the beach or in the car park yesterday evening and who can assist police, they are asked to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 1913 27/06/19.”

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