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Man hospitalised with burns after brutal acid attack by gang in Newry

He also suffered a broken arm in the attack

Chancellor's Hall, Newry

A man has been hospitalised after an early morning acid attack in Newry.

It happened in the Chancellors Hall area of the city shortly before 3am today (Sunday).

The man was attacked by a gang and doused with acid. He also suffered a broken arm in the attack.

The PSNI is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Best said: “Shortly before 2.50am, it was reported that a male had been assaulted at a property by a number of people in the Chancellors Hall area of the city.

“He was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which include burns and a suspected broken arm.

“A Volkswagen car – which is believed to possibly have been linked to the incident – was later discovered burnt out in the Fort Hill Road area.

“Our enquiries into this incident are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious activity, or who may have any information which could assist, to call 101 and quote reference number 351 of 29/05/22.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our 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/”.

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