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Man charged over 'one-punch' attack on Co Down beach

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

A 21-year-old man has been charged following a "one-punch" attack on a Co Down beach that left a man fighting for his life.

The assault happened on Tyrella Beach at around 7.30pm on Thursday and the 22-year-old victim remains critically ill in hospital.

Police said a 21-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and will appear before Downpatrick Magistrates' Court on July 25.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Detectives continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact them on 101, quoting reference 1913 27/06/19."

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