Man Arrested In Downpatrick After Retail Premises Row

Police arrest man after report of assault in a Downpatrick retail premises

Police in Downpatrick have arrested a man following a report of an assault at a retail premises in the St. Patrick’s Avenue area of the town this morning, Saturday 20th April.

Inspector McCormick said: “Shortly before 10.30am we received a report that a man had entered the shop and threatened and abused staff before an altercation broke out involving a member of the public.

“Officers attended and a man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and common assault.

“He remains in police custody at this time.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with any information or footage that could assist with enquiries to contact police on 101 quoting reference 478 of 20/04/24.

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UPDATE ON REPORT : 5pm Sunday 21st April 2024.

Police investigating the report of an assault at retail premises in the St. Patrick’s Avenue area of Downpatrick, on Saturday 20th April, have charged a man to appear at court.

The man, aged 31, has been charged with common assault and disorderly behaviour and is due to appear at Downpatrick Magistrates Court on Thursday 16th May.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.