Northern Ireland

Man critically ill following assault in Rostrevor

It happened at a licensed premises in Rostrevor on Sunday, police said.

The man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, police said
PSNI badge The man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, police said (Niall Carson/PA)

A man is critically ill in hospital following an assault in Co Down.

Police said a man in his 20s had been at a licensed premises in the Bridge Street area of Rostrevor on Sunday night when there was an altercation.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

A police spokesperson said officers are appealing for information and witnesses following the incident at around 9pm.

“It was reported that a man aged in his twenties was at licensed premises in the Bridge Street area of the town when he fell to the ground following an altercation,” they said.

“He was taken to hospital for treatment to serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition at this time.”

They added: “We know that the premises were busy at the time, and would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the altercation, or who may have other information which could assist with our investigation, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1599 of 31/03/24.

“You can also make a report online at psni.police.uk/report. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”