Three injured in New Year’s Eve stabbing

January 2, 2017

Three men have been treated in hospital following a stabbing incident which took place in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry in the early hours of New Year’s Eve morning.

The men were injured after an altercation broke out between several men around 5am on Saturday morning.

A police spokesman confirmed that a man in his 40s sustained a stab wound to his head while two men, aged in their 20s, sustained stab wounds to their body.

The men were taken to Daisy Hill hospital for treatment for their injuries which were not believed to be life threatening.

The disturbing incident prompted a warning from Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady of the dangers of knife crime.

“Those who use knives on our streets must realise the seriousness of their actions, this incident clearly shows what can go greatly wrong when people lift knives as weapons,” said Mr Brady who added,

“The use of knifes on the streets is totally unacceptable and there is a moral responsibility on all of us to ensure that knife crime is stamped out.”

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area of Ardcarn Park, Nursery Drive or Springfarm Heights on Saturday morning and who witnessed an altercation or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives at Ardmore Police Station quoting reference number 201 of 31/12/16.