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Man arrested for Newry stabbing released on police bail

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The man age 40 arrested by detectives, investigating a stabbing of a man in Newry on Sunday May 26, has been released on police bail.

The incident occurred in the Upper Water Street area of Newry on Sunday evening May 26.

In the arresting report Detective Sergeant Bell said: “A report was received at approximately 8.40pm that a man had entered a snooker and pool hall in the Basin Walk area of the city and an altercation had ensued.

“It was alleged the suspect, a 40-year-old man, had assaulted two men before he was removed from the premises.

“Officers attended and observed a man covered in blood at the entrance of the building.

“He was arrested on suspicion of common assault, disorderly behaviour and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

“Subsequent searches were carried out at a flat in the nearby Upper Water Street area.

“Upon arrival an unconscious man, aged in his 30s, was located with serious injuries caused to his head, face and lower body – believed to have been caused by a knife.

“He was transported to hospital for treatment to his injuries and is in a serious condition at this time.

“The suspect was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody as the investigation continues.

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 1616 26/05/24.

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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