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Police appeal over weekend assaults outside pubs in Armagh and Lurgan

Two men were assaulted in separate attacks outside pubs at the weekend – one in Armagh and the other in Lurgan.

And police today (Thursday) appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Both happened during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The first, in Armagh, was at around 1am, and a 43-year-old man was assaulted outside licensed premises on Railway Street.

Constable Gary Burns said: “It is believed two or three males were involved in the assault and they are aged in their mid 20s and spoke with local accents. The victim sustained an injury to his mouth.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this assault or has information in relation to this assault. We can be contacted in Armagh on 101, quoting ref: 975151114.”

The second assault happened at around 2.05am, during a disturbance outside licensed premises on the Old Portadown Road in Lurgan.

Sergeant Duncan McBain said: “We attended and a 40-year-old man had been assaulted. He sustained an injury to his head.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this assault or has information in relation to it. We can be contacted on Lurgan on 101, quoting ref: 141151114.”

If you prefer to provide information on either incident, without giving your details, you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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