Newry police appeal for information after man “stabbed in the chest”

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Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a stabbing in a house in the Michael McCreesh Park area of Forkhill last night, Wednesday 19 August.


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Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Johnston said, “We were notified by Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, just after 7.15 pm, that a man had sustained a stab wound to the chest. 



“The man, aged in his 20s, was transferred to hospital where he remains receiving treatment to injuries.”

According to police, the man’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was subsequently released unconditionally.



“Enquiries are ongoing.”

Detective Sergeant Johnston added, “I would appeal to anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1778 of 19/08/20.”


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Reacting to the news, Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin warned of the dangers of knife crime in our society.

The local Councillor said, “Reports that a young male has been stabbed in an incident at McCreesh Park in Forkhill is very concerning.



“I hope the person injured can make a full and speedy recovery.

“Those who use knives on our streets must realise the seriousness of their actions.

“I would appeal for anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI,” Councillor Larkin added.

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at




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