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Men armed with baseball bat and crowbar break man’s ankle in Newry

A man suffered a broken ankle after a vicious attack by masked assailants in Newry.

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an assault at the Cleary Crescent area of Newry on Sunday, April 23.

Detective Constable McGaffin said: “Shortly after 11am, it was reported that a number of males assaulted two men in their 20s outside a house in the area.

“It is believed that a baseball bat and a crowbar were used during the assault. One of the men was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle. The men then made off in a dark green BMW car following the incident.

“Two men attended for voluntary interview in relation to the investigation, which remains ongoing.”

Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information, or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the assault to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 690 23/04/23.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .

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