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Man stabbed in neck in brutal attack in Co Armagh

Police trying to piece together what happened


A man was treated in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in Lurgan.

And police are appealing for the public’s help to find the person responsible.

The brutal attack happened on Thursday evening and police were called after the victim – who had lost a significant amount of blood – was brought to the A&E at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Officers are trying to piece together what happened and used social media platforms to reach out to the public.

The PSNI in Craigavon posted: “The victim appears to have been hit with a cowardly cheap shot from behind, and so we’re relying on you to help us find out what happened, and deal robustly with those responsible.

“At this stage we believe there was an incident somewhere on Russell Drive some time before 4pm on Thursday (24th August) however this may have been anywhere between Russell Drive and Edward Street, including Hill Street and the side roads in between.

“The sort of person who would stab someone in the neck deserves to be behind bars. Help us do that.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the PSNI in Craigavon on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. The incident number is 979 of 24/08/17.

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