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Fifth man arrested in connection with attempted murder in south Armagh

Detectives investigating an attempted murder in Crossmaglen on Monday, September 4 have made a fifth arrest.

The man, aged 32, was arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of attempted murder.

He remains in police custody at this time.

A second man, aged 35, who had also been arrested in connection with the investigation, has been charged with a number of drugs related offences including possession of a Class C drug and possession of a Class C drug with intent to supply.

He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court later today, Wednesday, September 27.

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

Three other men, two of whom are aged 31, and one aged 58, have been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Enquiries are continuing, and anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 253 of 04/09/23

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