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Man with knife arrested after early morning robbery bid at Buttercrane Quay

Lorry drive locked himself in cab during terrifying ordeal

Police in Newry have arrested a man following an attempted robbery in the Buttercrane Quay area early this morning (Sunday).

Shortly before 3am, a lorry driver was unloading his vehicle when he was approached and threatened by a man armed with a knife.

The lorry driver managed to lock himself in the cab of the lorry.

The 22-year-old suspect was detained by police a short distance away on Dublin Road.

He remains in custody at present.

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