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Two men arrested in connection with overnight shootings in Newry

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Detectives in Newry, investigating two shootings overnight, have arrested two men.

A blue Volkswagen Passat car was stopped by police in Dungannon earlier today and two men were subsequently arrested.

A 28-year-old and 26-year-old were arrested for kidnapping, attempted murder and possession of a firearm. They are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Simon Walls said: “We believe the incidents, which occurred in Sandys Street and Armagh Road in Newry, may be linked.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist our investigation. Detectives in Newry can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 46 170915.”

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