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Portadown assault: 39-year-old charged over punch that left man in his 50s fighting for life

Thomas Street Portadown
Thomas Street Portadown, Photo: Thomas Nugent / Geograph

A 39-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm following a serious assault in Portadown during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

A man in his fifties is currently fighting for his life in hospital as a result of the incident, which occurred in the Thomas Street area of Portadown shortly before 2am.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Friday, September 17.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Speaking earlier today, 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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