Warning over use of knives after Newry stabbing

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady has warned people of the dangers of knife crime and the use of knives on our streets. psni57He was speaking after a stabbing incident in Newry. Detectives launched an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry on the morning of Saturday 31st December. At around 5am it was reported that some form of altercation took place between a number of men in the street. A man aged in his 40’s sustained a stab wound to his head and two men, aged in their 20’s, sustained stab wounds to their body. All three were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Detective Constable Skillen appealed for anyone who was in the area of Ardcarne Park, Nursery Drive or Springfarm Heights and who witnessed an altercation or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives at Ardmore Police Station quoting reference number 201 of 31/12/16.
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jan-2017Reacting to the incident, local MP Mickey Brady said, “Three people are reported to have been admitted to hospital as a result of wounds received from a knife attack. Details of the incident are unclear and it is being investigated by Police. “I appeal to anyone with information to contact the PSNI. Those who use uknives on our streets must realise the seriousness of their actions, this incident clearly shows what can go greatly wrong when people lift knives as weapons.”

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