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Pregnant woman punched in the face and stomach

Merchant's Quay, Newry

A pregnant woman  was punched to the stomach and face during an assault in Newry

Detectives have reissued an appeal for information following an assault in the Merchants Quay area during the early hours of Sunday morning, 20 September.

A 22-year-old female was punched to the stomach and face during the incident and received hospital treatment for her injuries.

A 27-year-old man was arrested shortly after the incident and was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector David Henderson said: “We have reissued our appeal for information to encourage anyone who may have witnessed this assault to contact us in Newry on 101, quoting ref: 57 200915.”

Merchant's Quay, Newry

Merchant’s Quay, Newry

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The victim gave birth to a baby girl prematurely (25 weeks) following this assault. The baby remains in hospital.

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