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Passing motorist assaulted trying to apprehend burglar

Detectives in Newry are appealing for  information following an attempted burglary which occurred on the Shaughan Road area of Belleeks in South Armagh at approximately 4.15pm on Friday, February 7.
A passing motorist attempted to apprehend the offender and whilst doing so was  assaulted. He later attended hospital for his injuries which are not believed to  be life threatening.
The offending male is described as approximately  6ft in height, athletic build, broad shoulders, wearing black boots, black  jeans, a black hoody with the hood pulled up and a black scarf around his face.  He made off on foot across hills.
Detectives would appeal to anyone who  has any information in relation to the male matching the above description or  indeed any suspicious persons, activity or vehicle around the area at the time  to contact them at Newry on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to  provide information without giving their details they can contact the  independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555  111.

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