Man, 27, charged with attempted murder by Newry police | Newry Times

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A 27-year-old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated burglary, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

 

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The charges are in relation to a serious assault which occurred at the Moor Hill Road area of Newry on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

 

 

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Haslett says, “Shortly before 1:30 am, it was reported to police that two men in their 40s were attacked by two men armed with weapons.

“Both men were taken to hospital with serious head injuries and deep lacerations to their bodies.

“Their conditions are described as serious.

 


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“The men involved are believed to have been wearing dark coloured clothing and made off in a vehicle following the incident.

“Shortly after 1:35 am, it was reported that a car was found on fire at playing fields at the Ballyholland Road area.

“At this stage, police are investigating a possible link between this incident and the earlier assault.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 69 01/06/22.

 

 

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”

The man appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday 3 June.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

 

 


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