19 Mar 2009
Detectives in Newcastle, County Down, are appealing for information about an assault.
At around 1.30am on Wednesday 18th March, a 19 year old man was walking close to the junction of Castlewellan Road and Dunwellan with two friends when he was approached by a number of males.
The 19 year old man was assaulted and was taken to hospital with head and facial injuries which were understood to be serious but not life-threatening.
On Thursday 19th March, an 18 year old male and 19 year old male were arrested. They were later released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity or with information should contact detectives by calling 0845 600 8000, alternatively information about crime can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by contacting 0800 555 111.