Man charged over Downpatrick murder bid

Published Wednesday, 02 July 2014
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An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a serious assault on a man in Downpatrick, Co Down.

Man charged over Downpatrick murder bid
Police are currently questioning the three men. (© UTV)

It was reported at 1.20am on Wednesday that a 45-year-old had been attacked in the Carraig View area of the town.

He is currently in hospital in a stable condition and is receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

An 18-year-old has been charged with attempted murder, common assault, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon. He is due at Downpatrick Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A man aged 20 has been released unconditionally while a 42-year-old, also arrested in relation to this incident, remains in police custody.

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