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Man left in hospital with head injuries after attack close to hotel

Assault happened around 2.10am on Sunday morning

Canal Court Hotel

A man was left in hospital after he was attacked by a large group in Newry on Sunday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the vicious attack which happened around 2.10am.

The man was set upon by a number of people on Monaghan Street close to junction of Merchants Quay, close to the Canal Court Hotel and Bellinis.

A police spokesperson said: “As a result [of this assault] he required hospital treatment for a head injury.

“The area was busy with nightlife at the time.

“If anyone witnessed this assault please make contact with Police at Ardmore (tel 101) quote reference 290 13/08/17.”

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