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Man arrested following serious assault in Portadown

Detectives investigating a report of a serious assault in Portadown on Sunday evening, May 5, have arrested a man.

Detective Inspector Johnston said: “We received a report at around 6.20pm that a man, aged in his 30s, was assaulted and struck with a blunt instrument, in the Montague Street area.

“The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

“In the early hours of Monday morning, we arrested a 28-year-old man, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, grievous bodily harm with intent and criminal damage. He remains in police custody at this time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing into this attack, and we are continuing to appeal for information. We believe there may have been a second suspect, who made off towards the Union Street/ Edgarstown area of the town.

“Anyone with any information, including dashcam footage, is asked to call Police on 101, quoting reference 1431 05/05/24. You can also report online at or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or

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