Belfast Telegraph

Trouble flares after Irish League Championship football game

Two men have been injured and a number of cars damaged in disturbances after a football match in Newry.

Violence flared after the goalless draw between Newry City AFC and Portadown in the Championship fixture at the Newry Showgrounds on Friday night.

Police said one man was injured with a bottle while another man was hurt after falling from a car roof.

A number of cars were also damaged in the incident in the city’s Greenbank Industrial estate.

Police said they are working with both clubs to identify those responsible.

Sergeant Michael Gallagher said: “The NI Ambulance Service also attended and treated one person at the scene. Another was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“Police will be working alongside both football clubs with the aim of identifying those involved. If you believe you can assist us with our enquiries, please contact 101 and quote reference number 1679 of 20/4/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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