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Man remains in hospital after New Year Day attack: Woman carrying balloons may hold key to incident

A man who suffered serious head injuries in a New Year's Day attack remains in hospital.

Police have renewed their appeal for help from the public to help with their investigation. They are keen to hear from those that helped the man after the attack and a woman who was seen in the area carrying balloons.

The incident happened in the Union Street area of the town between 1am and 2am on January 1.

Detective Constable Sara Clements said: “A 40-year-old man is still receiving treatment in hospital for injuries he sustained in the attack in the Union Street area during the early hours of January 1.

"We know that he received assistance from four males to the rear of the college at Kitchen Hill sometime between 1am and 2am on the morning of the assault and we are keen to speak to those witnesses. We would also like to hear from a number of other people who were walking in the area between midnight and 1am, including a woman carrying a bunch of balloons and a male with a large sports/gym bag.

I would ask these individuals or anyone else with information to contact detectives at Lurgan Criminal Investigation Branch on 101, quoting reference number 269 01/01/18. Anyone who may have captured the assault on their phone or dashcam is also asked to contact detectives.”

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