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Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Newry assault

The scene at Cleary Crescent in Newry. Credit: NewRayPics
The scene at Cleary Crescent in Newry. Credit: NewRayPics

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was assaulted at a flat in Newry.

The attack happened at a flat on Cleary Crescent in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "It’s understood a 26-year-old man had been assaulted with a hammer. He was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment.

"The suspects, aged 17 and 29, were detained by police after fleeing the scene at around 12.20am. They remain in custody this morning."

Detective Sergeant Connor said: “Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the males leaving the area at around 12.20 is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 21 29/05/19.”

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