A man suffered a serious eye injury after hitting his head in a shopping centre in Newry – Armagh I

Police have arrested a man in his 30s after receiving reports of an assault at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry.

A man in his 40s was reported to have been headbutted and suffered a serious eye injury during an altercation on Tuesday afternoon, July 9, at approximately 12:15pm.

The injured man, who was taken to hospital after the attack, was accompanied by his mother and a small child at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

The man arrested on charges of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm remains in custody.

Anyone with information about the attack or who witnessed it is asked to contact their local police on 101 or online at

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online at

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