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Man arrested on attempted murder as victim serious in hospital

Victim suffered a a substantial amount of injuries in the attack

A man has been arrested for attempted murder following a serious attack in Co Armagh last night (Monday).

The victim is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital after taking a number of blows to the head and body.

The incident happened in the Derrytrasna area of the county.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “One male has been arrested and is in custody for attempted murder, wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon after a stabbing in Derrytrasna.

“The victim is stable in hospital having suffered multiple wounds to his head, body and hand.

“Excellent work by A section in locating, containing, restraining and arresting the suspect without further incident whilst another crew provided first aid and dealt with significant blood loss for half an hour whilst our¬†NIAS colleagues were on route.

“Medics, crime fighters and investigators all in one go.

“Great job by all, and we wish a speedy recovery to the victim.”

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