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Man racially abused in Armagh city centre

Police in Armagh are appealing for information following an incident in Upper English Street.

Constable Barry McNeill explained: “Around 10.30pm on Saturday, 29 November a 21 year old male and his female companion were walking along Upper English Street when a man, described as being in his late 50s, came out of business premises and was racially abusive.

“We are treating this as a hate crime and I am asking anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it to contact us in Armagh on 101, quoting ref: 1245021214.”

Meanwhile in a separate incident police in Lurgan have arrested a man following an assault.

Constable Kris King explained: “During the early hours of Sunday morning, 23 November, a 26 year old man was walking past licensed premises on Old Portadown Road when he stopped to speak to a friend. A male approached him and assaulted him sometime between midnight and 1am.

“A 26 year old man was arrested for GBH with intent and threats to kill. He was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault or has information in relation to it. We can be contacted at Lurgan Police Station on the 101 number, quoting ref: 508231114.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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