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Man in his 50s critical in hospital following large-scale fight in Portadown

A man in his 50s is in a critical condition in hospital following g a large-scale altercation in Portadown during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help following the incident which occurred in the Thomas Street area of the town.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: “Shortly before 1:40am, it was reported there was a large altercation involving a number of people fighting in the area.

“It was reported that a man in his 50s was punched in the face by a man, which caused the male to fall on the ground.

“He was taken to hospital for his injuries, and his condition is described as critical.

“A 39 year old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and witnessed the incident, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 169 21/08/21. A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .”

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