Detectives investigating a report of a stabbing incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday 20th August in Ardglass, have arrested a man.

Detective Inspector Ryan said: “We received a report at around 2:40am that a man in his 20s had been stabbed in the Tullyronan area. It is believed that two men were involved in a verbal altercation inside a licenced premises in the town earlier in the evening. The men are believed to have left the premises and during a fight involving the two men, one of the men aged in his 20s received a number of stab wounds to his body. The man was taken to hospital for his injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

“A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the altercations or who have any information, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 259 20/08/23. A report can be made using the online reporting form via . Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at