Police Investigating One Punch Incident At Tyrella


McGrath and Gallagher call for information following Tyrella beach incident.

A 22-year old man sustained a serious injury after a one punch attack by a 21-year old man who is now in custody being questioned by the police.

The incident happened around 7.30pm on Thursday evening. Police Inspector Dan McCartney said: “A one punch incident can have a devastating effect. It can alter the lives of all concerned.

Police question 21-year old man over one punch incident.

“If you have any information about this incident or were in the car park or beach at around this time, please contact the police on 101 mentioning the reference 19113 on the 27th of June.”

South Down MLA Colin McGrath (SDLP) has encouraged people to come forward to assist a police investigation into the ‘one punch’ incident at Tyrella Beach.

He said: “The reports coming in regarding last night’s activity at Tyrella beach are worrying. Specific details on the incident itself are currently unknown, however, and it is therefore  essential that we give the PSNI space to investigate the events.

“If anyone does have any information on this incident they need to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

Slieve Croob Councillor Hugh Gallagher said: “Tyrella beach is a beautiful part of our landscape. In these summer months it is enjoyed by locals, families and holidaymakers from all over. In times of summer weather we can expect the beach to be absolutely packed with people who want to enjoy it.

“The reported incident is a very unfortunate one and I echo Colin’s call for anyone that may have information on this to please bring it forward to the PSNI and allow them to carry out the necessary investigation.”

The police can be reached at 101 or call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111 anonymously.