Crossmaglen assault condemned by local Sinn Fein councillors | Newry Times

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Monday, May 10th, 2021

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Fein Councillors Aoife Finnegan and Barra O Muirí have said that an assault on two local men in the Crossmaglen Square vicinity had caused great anger within the community.


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Local  Councillor Aoife Finnegan said, “Myself and my colleague Cllr Barra Ó Muirí share the anger and distress of the wider community at the need of this incident.



“We hope that despite their injuries and violent experience, they will make a full recovery.”

The Councillor continued, “Two local men from Crossmaglen were assaulted.

“The incident happened on Saturday (1 May 2021) between the hours of 11:30 pm and 12:30 am.




“These vicious assaults took place near Crossmaglen Square and again on the Dundalk Road where they were literally ambushed by a number of men travelling in two vehicles.”

Councillor Barra O Muirí said, “These attacks have caused great anger within the wider community.



“These attacks have resulted in very serious physical injuries and trauma to the victims.

“One had been hospitalised and remains in a stable condition in hospital awaiting an operation.

“Myself and Aoife condemn those who perpetrated this vicious attack and urge members of the community who have any information relating to the incident to please contact the Police,” he added.




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