Four men arrested after Ardcarne ‘paramilitary shooting’
Detectives from the Serious Crime branch investigating a paramilitary shooting in Newry last month have arrested four men; two aged 39, one 41 and one 49. They have been taken to Antrim Serious Crime suite for questioning.
The arrests come following a month-long PSNI investigation into an incident on 8th October 2012 when a 25 year old man was rushed to hospital after being shot in both ankles.
Newry Times understands that the 25 year old man was a member of the travelling community and he was attacked in the Ardcarne Park area of the city shortly before 9:00pm on the night in question.
Speaking to Newry Times just hours after the shooting, SDLP Assembly member for Newry and Armagh, Dominic Bradley condemned the shooting,
“I totally condemn those responsible for this crime. No one has the right to take the law into their owns hands in so called ‘punishment shootings’ which by this time should be a thing of the past.”
He added, “The police service is there to enforce the law and that has to be done in open court through evidence gathered.”
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