A 27-year-old man was attacked from behind as he was walking home during the early hours of the morning.
It happened at around 2am, last Sunday, and police today issued an appeal for information.
He was making his way from Toragh Park towards Carlingford Park when he was grabbed from behind and assaulted.
The victim received an injury to his eye and nose.
Constable Bailie appealed to anyone who has information about this assault to contact police at Newry on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1092 20/11/17.
Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.