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Man arrested after stabbing incident leaves another in hospital

A man has been arrested following a stabbing incident in Newry on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives arrested the man following an incident at a house in the Cois Locha area of of the city.

Shortly after 4pm police received reports a 25-year old-man had been assaulted.

The man is being treated in hospital for stab injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening as a result of this and a 48-year-old male is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector James Mullen said: “I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this assault or may have seen anything suspicious in the area to contact Detectives at Newry on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 762 14/03/17.

“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.”

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