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Women (38) charged with assisting offenders in attempted murder of man in Bangor

Police are not actively seeking anyone else in relation to this crime.

Police investigating the attempted murder of a man, aged in his twenties, in Co Down on Sunday have charged a 38-year-old woman with assisting offenders. 

The victim, aged in his 20s, was assaulted at an address on Fernmore Road in Bangor on February 28.

The woman is scheduled to appear before Newtownards' Magistrates Court on 31st March. As is normal procedure, the charge will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. 

A 39-year-old man arrested yesterday morning remains in custody. A 47-year-old man arrested on Sunday was questioned and subsequently released on police bail to return at a future date.

Detective Inspector Darren McCracken said: “Our enquiries into this brutal attack are progressing and the community should be assured that at this point we are not actively seeking anyone else in relation to this crime.

"We would continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to contact us by calling 101, quoting reference 316 of 28/02/21.”

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