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Man in hospital following Kilkeel assault

Detectives are investigating an attack in Kilkeel

A MAN was hospitalised following an assault in Co Down at the weekend.

The incident occurred on the Greencastle Road in Kilkeel at around 11.25pm last night.

The victim, aged in his forties, was taken to hospital for treatment of head and facial injuries. He remained in hospital on Monday afternoon.

A 34-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including grievous bodily harm with intent, and remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: "I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area prior to, or around the time the report was made to us, to get in touch with detectives at Ardmore".

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