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Man airlifted to hospital following serious assault in Keady

Two officers injured following police pursuit

Keady Road, Armagh
The Air Ambulance waiting on the Keady Road earlier prior to transferring the victim to hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital following an assault in Keady this morning, Friday.

Police received a report at approximately 11.15am stating that a man had been assaulted following an altercation in the Victoria Street area.

Officers along with colleagues from other emergency services attended and the victim was air lifted to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

The assailant, who made off from the scene in a blue Ford Galaxy was pursued by police after failing to stop. The car then collided with the police vehicle subsequently injuring two officers.

A man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and failing to stop for police and dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the attack or anyone with CCTV or footage that could assist with enquiries, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 638 of 28/04/23.

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