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Witnesses sought after three men in a lorry assault motorist at roadside on A1

Incident happened around 10am on Friday morning

A man has been viciously assaulted after three men in a lorry got out and assaulted a man at the side of the A1.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack on the A1 dual carriageway close to the junction of Rathfriland Road in Banbridge this morning (Friday).

It was reported that shortly before 10am a man was emerging onto the carriageway when a lorry with three men on board stopped beside him.

The men got out of the lorry and proceeded to assault the man before making off in the direction of Newry.

The man, aged in his 20s, sustained bruising to his head and body as a result.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 295 of 09/06/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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