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Arrest as two men left with serious head injuries and deep cuts following assault

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were left with serious injuries after being attacked in Newry today (Wednesday).

The assault took place in the Moor Hill Road area shortly before 1.30am.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Haslett said two men in their 40s had been attacked by two men armed with weapons.

“Both men were taken to hospital with serious head injuries and deep lacerations to their bodies,” he said. “Their conditions are described as serious.

“The men involved are believed to have been wearing dark coloured clothing and made off in a vehicle following the incident.”

Shortly after 1.35am,  a car was found on fire at playing fields at the Ballyholland Road area.

Police are investigating a possible link between this incident and the earlier assault.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. He is currently in police custody.

Police are appealing to anyone with any information to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 69 01/06/22.

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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