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Man in 20s taken to hospital after being attacked by gang armed with crowbars

It happened in the Drumalane Park area of Newry shortly after 9.30pm last night (Thursday)

A man in his 20s has been attacked with men armed with crowbars in Newry.

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of the assault in the Drumalane Park area shortly after 9.30pm last night (Thursday).

It was reported that the victim, a man in his twenties, who was in the area with friends at the time, was attacked by a number of unknown men who are believed to have been armed with crowbars.

The injured party was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, or who may have dashcam or other footage, particularly regarding the movements of a silver people carrier-style vehicle in the vicinity, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1829 of 15/9/22.

“Alternatively, 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/

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