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Man hit across head with brick and stabbed in early-morning Newry attack

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A man is in hospital after he was struck across the head with a brick and stabbed during an unprovoked attack in Newry this morning (Friday).

Detectives have appealed for information following the report of a stabbing incident which occurred at the Fourth Avenue area of the city at around 6am.

It was reported that a man in his 20s was walking along the street when he was attacked by an unknown male who was armed with a knife.

It is also believed the male was struck on the head with a brick during the incident.

The man was treated in hospital for stab wounds and remains in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Johnston said: “Our enquiries are continue to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 317 08/07/22. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via .

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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