Two men have been stabbed during an incident in Beleeks at the weekend. Injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Police have arrested and charged a 48 year old man in connection with the incident. The man has been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday 01 November.

Detective Constable David Skillen said: “Police were called to a bar on Main Street shortly after midnight [Saturday night] following reports that two males had been stabbed. Upon arrival officers found that one man had sustained a stab wound to the neck and another had been stabbed in the hand.

The males, both of whom are 43 years old, were given first aid by police at the scene before being transferred to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time.

Witnesses can contact police by calling 101, quoting reference number 23 08/10/17.