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Newry hammer attack treated as attempted murder

Police investigating a hammer attack in Newry are treating it as attempted murder. Credit: Presseye

A man has been left with serious injuries following a hammer attack in Newry that police are treating as attempted murder.

The 26-year-old victim remains in hospital for treatment following the incident at a flat in the Cleary Crescent at about 12.20am on Wednesday.

Two men – aged 17 and 29 – have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police say they were detained after fleeing the scene.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Connor said: “Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the males leaving the area at around 12.20am, is asked to contact police on 101.”