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Extra time granted to question man after ‘suspected assault’ on girl (2)

Detectives investigating a suspected assault on a two-year-old girl in Bessbrook on Sunday have been granted additional time to question a man  in his 20s.

The extension has been granted until tomorrow, Wednesday.

The two-year-old girl remains in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday night.

Police in Newry are investigating.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed an altercation or anything suspicious in the Charlemont Square East area of the village at around 7.45pm on Sunday to get in touch on the non-emeregency number on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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