A 34 year old man has been seriously assaulted and left unconscious in an unprovoked attack in Newry around 2am yesterday morning 19 October.

The area is usually busy on weekends and Police are seeking information from anyone who witnessed the incident.

The man received a seven inch gash to his face and a slash wound to his arm as well as cuts and bruises.

Canal Street.
Canal Street.

The victim was walking on Canal Street when a silver five door Volkswagen Golf pulled up alongside him at the Merchants Quay junction. Two men got out of the vehicle, one of whom then slashed the man across the face causing him to fall to the ground. The assailants then kicked him while he lay on the ground causing him to lose consciousness.

If you witnessed this unprovoked attack please make contact with the police by calling 101 and quoting reference 573 19/10/19.

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