An incident in Sugar Island, Newry yesterday afternoon Friday 8 November is being investigated by police after a car window was smashed and reports of a “substance” thrown over the two occupants.  At this stage Police do not believe the substance was “corrosive” despite reports earlier in other media outlets.

Both the  occupants attended hospital for injuries not believed to be serious. 

A 28 year old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

Sugar Island, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/
Sugar Island, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/

Speaking of the Sugar Island incident Inspector John Downey said: “AT AROUND 4:20PM, a man and woman who were in a black SAAB got out of their vehicle and approached a grey Volkswagen parked in  the area and smashed a window of the vehicle. 
"It was reported the woman then threw some type of substance at the male and female who were inside the Volkswagen before making off. 
"At this stage, it is not believed this was a corrosive substance and both occupants of the Volkswagen attended hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be serious 
“We subsequently arrested a 28-years old woman on suspicion of common assault and other traffic-related offences. She has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have been in the area and captured it on their dash cam, or anyone who has any information which may assist our investigation to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1350 08/11/19." 


A 33 year old man has also been arrested in relation to the incident. Inspector John Downey said: “The man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage. He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

UPDATE Sunday 10, 8.30am

The 33 year old man arrested following a report of criminal damage and assault at the Sugar Island area of Newry has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.


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