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Newry Police Arrest Two On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder
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Detectives investigating a report of an assault at the Cleary Crescent area of Newry in the early hours of Wednesday 29th May have arrested two males aged 24 and 15 years old on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Both men are currently in police custody.

Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 21 29/5/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

A 17 year old male has already appeared at Newry Magistrates Court on Thursday 30th May.  A 29 year old man arrested was released on police bail pending further enquiries in relation to the incident.

Update: 8.30am Monday 3rd June:

Detectives investigating the report of an assault in the Cleary Crescent area of Newry in the early hours of Wednesday 29th May have charged two males with offences to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday 3rd June). 

A 15-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a Class B controlled drug.  

A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a Class C controlled drug.  

As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. A 17-year-old male appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30th May.  A 29-year-old man arrested was released on bail pending further enquiries in relation to the incident.