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Ardcarne New Year's Eve Stabbing Horror

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Ardcarne New Year's Eve Stabbing Horror thumbnailTHE scene of the stabbing in Ardcarne Park. Picture - Newraypics.

THE stabbing of three men in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry on New Year's Eve has been met with widespread revulsion.

It was reported to police that an altercation between a number of men occurred on the street at approximately 5am, leading to a man in his 40's being stabbed in the head and two younger men reciving stab wounds to the body.

Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady has warned people of the dangers of carrying knives, stating that there is a 'moral responsibility' for people in terms of possession of them.

"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," he said.

“Three people are reported to have been admitted to hospital as a result of wounds received from a knife attack. Details of the incident are unclear and it is being investigated by Police. I appeal to anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

Describing the usage of knives as "unacceptable", Mr Brady said that those responsible must be aware of the grave potential consequences of their actions.

He said: "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.

"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."

Appealing for information regarding the incident, a spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry early [on] Saturday 31 December.

"At around 5am it was reported that some form of altercation took place between a number of men in the street. A man aged in his 40s sustained a stab wound to his head and two men, aged in their 20s, sustained stab wounds to their body.

“All three were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

"Detective Constable Skillen is appealing for anyone who was in the area of Ardcarn Park, Nursery Drive or Springfarm Heights this 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.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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