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Police renew appeal after man injured in assault

It is believed a number of men got out of a car and hit the victim with a wooden bat

Police investigating an assault on a man in the Lurgan area have made a renewed appeal for information and witnesses.

The assault took place around 1.30am on Sunday, July 17 at the Old Portadown Road junction with the Gilpinstown Road.

Police who responded found the man injured on the ground. He had sustained head injuries that required hospital treatment.

 Inspector Conway said: “We are investigating reports that a number of males were spotted getting out of a dark-coloured vehicle before assaulting the male with an object, believed to be a wooden bat.

“Our investigation is continuing and we recently arrested a 26-year-old male on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

“He has since been released on police bail while our enquiries continue.

“We understand some time has passed since this assault occurred. However, our investigation has been ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone who could help with our enquiries. If you have any information in relation to what happened, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 200 of 17/07/22.”

Alternatively, information can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or via the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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