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Fans injured as violent scenes erupt following football game in Newry

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Violence erupted following the conclusion of a football match in Newry lat night (Friday).

Scenes turned ugly after Newry City and Portadown FC played out a goalless draw in their Bluefin Sport Championship fixture.

Police at the scene confirmed there were a number of people hurt, including one elderly Newry supporter who was treated for injuries sustained by glass.

Fighting took place on the rooftop of a small building adjacent to the Newry City sponsors’ lounge, with a Portadown fan landing on the ground from a rooftop.

Police this morning (Saturday) say they are currently investigating an incident which occurred following a football match at around 10pm on Friday.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “This occurred in the area of Greenbank Industrial estate, Newry, and involved a number of persons.

“Two people have received medical attention for injuries sustained during this incident.

“Police will be working alongside both football clubs with the aim of identifying those involved.

“If you believe you can assist Police with their enquiries please contact 101 and quote reference number: cc1679 of 20/4/2018.”

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