Man suffers facial injuries after late-night Newry assault

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Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault. Sometime between 10.45pm and 11pm on Monday, 26th January, a 27 year old man was walking through an alley, behind the Post Office Sorting Office on Edward Street, when he passed a younger male who engaged him in conversation. Another male approached and punched the victim to the chin. The man ran off from the two males who pursued him for a short distance. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Matty Reaney explained, “The man sustained a facial injury which required medical treatment. The male who engaged the man in conversation is described as being around 19 years old, of slim build with short, black, bushy hair and a pointed nose. “He spoke with a local accent and was wearing blue jeans and a blue coat. The second male is described as being around 30 years of age, of solid build with a swarthy complexion and dark hair, shaved round the sides and long on top, He was wearing a t-shirt and black combat trousers and spoke with a local accent. Constable Reaney added, “We would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this assault. We can be contacted in Ardmore on 101, quoting ref: 613300115.” If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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