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Man (19) arrested on two counts of attempted murder following Lurgan stabbing incidents

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following two stabbing incidents in Lurgan.

The incidents occurred earlier this evening (Monday).

Inspector Conway said: “Shortly before 8:25pm, it was reported to police that one man in his 40s had received stab wounds at the Union Street area of the town and one man aged in his 20s had received stab wounds at the Windsor Avenue area. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries.

“One male, aged 19 years old, was later arrested in the area of Lurgan Park on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. He is currently in police custody at this time.

“Our enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. Police would appeal to anyone with any information to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 1794 11/04/22.

“You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

Upper Bann mP, Carla Lockhart, described the incidents as “very serious”.

She said: “This has been a deeply traumatic experience for those injured and those who witnessed the incident.

“I am thankful that those injured are receiving the assistance they require and I trust they will make a full recovery.

“I would like to thank the local policing team and the public for their assistance in this matter. It certainly has been a traumatic time for all involved. I would like to pass on my best wishes to those injured.”

She added: “I would ask that the public allow the police time and space to do their job and anyone with any information please come forward to the PSNI.”

Local DUP Councillor Stephen Moutray said the incident had sent shockwaves across the local community.

He said: “My thoughts are first and foremost with those injured. I trust they will receive the treatment they require at this time.

“I would commend the police for their swift response and their continued presence in the town to help restore community confidence. I would encourage anyone who witnessed either of the attacks to contact the PSNI.”

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