A man in his 20's has been left with serious injuries after being attacked by a man wielding a knife in Bessbrook yesterday afternoon, 5 April.  The man was sitting in his vehicle when the incident occured.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack which occurred in the Ard Aveen Park area at around 4.40pm. The man was attacked through the open window of his vehicle by another man armed with a knife.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are thought to be serious but not life threatening.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who may have witnessed what happened. Please call 101, quoting reference 1102 05/04/21.

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via WWW.PSNI.POLICE.UK

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.

Slieve Gullion Councillor, Cllr Declan Murphy  has said the news has caused deep  fear and huge annoyance within the  community.

The local Councillor said "This incident has caused fear and deep annoyance within the local community. Actions like this have no place in our society particularly at this time when our health service, as well as other frontline statutory agencies and indeed communities are doing what they can to fight against Covid-19 

"Anyone with information about this incident should bring it immediately to the PSNI.”
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