Women assaulted and robbed in Newry city centre attack

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Monday, January 13th, 2014
Police in Newry are appealing for information after three people were assaulted in take away premises on Monaghan Street during the early hours of Sunday, 5th January. At around 2.30am, two women, aged 18 and 22 years old, were assaulted by another woman. A 24 year old man attempted to intervene and was assaulted by another man. The two women sustained facial and head injuries and one had her purse stolen. The two assailants made off on foot up Monaghan Street towards the roundabout. The female assailant is described as being approximately 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with wavy, brown hair. She was wearing a black skirt, red top and heels. The male assailant is described as being approximately 5ft 9in tall, of medium build with ginger hair. He was wearing a blue, green and red checked shirt and jeans. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it to contact them on 0845 600 8000. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Constable Gray, Newry and Mourne Response, said, “We want everyone to enjoy themselves when they are out and it is important that each individual remembers to drink responsibly and show respect for others. “Often your reaction to situations can be different when you are under the influence of alcohol and it is easy to get caught up in actions which would be totally alien to you when sober. He added, “When you are on a night out, please be mindful of your alcohol intake and make sure you keep safe. If you find yourself in a situation which is out of your control, remove yourself safely and contact police at the earliest opportunity. We would much rather respond to a request for help than see someone injured or worse.”
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