Belfast Telegraph

Police appeal for witnesses in Lurgan assault case

By Adrian Rutherford

A man suffered serious head injuries after being assaulted in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the assault at commercial premises on Union Street in Lurgan at approximately 1am on Monday.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said: "The 42-year-old victim was discovered at around 2.40am on the ground on nearby Alexandra Crescent with serious injuries to his head.

"He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service before being taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to life-threatening."

DI Harvey urged those with information to come forward.

He added: "We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with information which could assist with our investigation, to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101, quoting reference number 269 of 01/01/18."

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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