Two arrests in Bessbrook pensioner stabbing investigation

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Friday, September 4th, 2015
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Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime investigating the violent stabbing of a Bessbrook pensioner have arrested a man and woman. arrest1A man in his seventies sustained serious injuries in the incident at his home in Clogharevan Park. A 25 year old woman and 26 year old man were arrested by officers earlier today in the Newry area, 4th September, on suspicion of attempted murder. The arrest follows a fresh appeal for witnesses issued by local police on Wednesday. Police described how the culprits ransacked the pensioner’s bedroom and attacked him with a sharp implement, believed to be a hook. According to police, the victim sustained multiple serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital. The man and woman are currently assisting police with their enquiries. More on this story: Bessbrook stabbing: Mulgrew calls for information to catch ‘monsters and thugs’ Fresh appeal for witnesses as Bessbrook pensioner remains in critical condition Pensioner suffers ‘serious injuries’ after Bessbrook stabbing

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