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A man has sustained injuries to his face following a reported stabbing incident in Newry in the early hours of this morning. Police have said it was a particularly vicious attack and have appealed for information. Northern Ireland Ambulance Service notified the PSNI just before 5.45am of a report that a male had been stabbed in the face.

The scene of the reported stabbing incident
The scene of the reported stabbing incident in Newry. Photograph: Mark Pearce/ NewRayPics.com

Speaking about the incident Inspector Alastair Macdonald said: “The man – aged in his twenties – was found injured in the Stream Street area of the city.  He had sustained several stab wounds to his face and was taken to hospital by colleagues from the Ambulance Service, where he is currently receiving treatment to injuries. 

“This was a particularly vicious attack. Our enquiries are ongoing, and I am appealing to witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact us on 101 quoting reference 200 of 05/02/21. "

The scene of the reported stabbing incident
A cordened off footpath at Stream Street in Newry. Photograph: Mark Pearce/ NewRayPics.com

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at WWW.CRIMESTOPPERS-UK.ORG

Newry City Councillor Valerie Harte has said that the early morning stabbing incident in the Stream Street locality had caused fear amongst the local community and was to be condemned by all.

Cll Harte said “The injured party is now in hospital and I understand that the injuries sustained are not life threatening. 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."

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