Newry police arrest two men following serious assault and hit and run incidents

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Police in Newry have arrested two men following a number of linked incidents. At around 12.30pm on Monday, 9th February, police received a report of a hit and run road traffic collision on Dublin Road. It was reported that a white Volkswagen Polo collided with a black Vauxhall Vivaro van at the roundabout at the top of Dublin Road. A female passenger in the van sustained minor injuries. The white Volkswagen Polo drove off onto the A1, heading south. At 3.30pm on the same day police attended a serious assault on Bridge Street. A 50 year old man was assaulted by two males who were armed with hurls and who were travelling in a black Vauxhall Vivaro van. The 50 year old man sustained injuries to his head and legs and was taken to hospital. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Caroline Bell explained, “We circulated details of the vehicle which was located around 6.20pm in the Newry area. A 53 year old man was arrested for GBH with intent, possession of an offensive weapon, disorderly behaviour and obstructing police. “A 41 year old man was arrested at a later time for possession of an offensive weapon. At 6pm on 9th February we received a report of windows damaged at a house in Parkview Drive and at 7pm it was reported that the rear window screen of a grey Citroen van, parked at a house in Dominic Street was damaged with a brick. “We believe that all these incidents are linked and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any of these incidents or has information in relation to them. We can be contacted in Ardmore on the 101 number. The two men arrested are currently assisting us with our enquiries,” Constable Bell added.
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