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Lurgan street cordoned off as police investigate serious assault and stabbing

A 31-year-old man is in custody after the incident which happened at around 4am today (Sunday)

Victoria Street, Lurgan police incident

One person is in custody after a serious assault on a man in Lurgan.

And a second person was stabbed in the hand after he gave chase.

A residential area of the town had been cordoned off by police after the incident, which happened early this morning (Sunday).

The 31-year-old was arrested by police.

Inspector McCullough said: “Shortly before 4am officers received a report that a serious assault had occurred in the Victoria Gardens area and an injured male was located there.

“A second male, who came across the assault, chased the suspect when he produced an object and stabbed him in the hand.

“The suspect of the assault then made off towards the Antrim Road area and was detained by police a short time later. He remains in custody at this time, assisting with enquires.

“Our investigation is at an early stage and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Victoria Gardens and Antrim Road areas of Lurgan during this time, and who witnessed anything to contact police on 101 quoting reference 372 of 07/08/22”

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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