Police in Downpatrick have arrested a man following a report of an assault at a retail premises in the St. Patrick’s Avenue area of the town this morning, Saturday 20th April.

Inspector McCormick said: “Shortly before 10.30am we received a report that a man had entered the shop and threatened and abused staff before an altercation broke out involving a member of the public.

“Officers attended and a man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and common assault.

"He remains in police custody at this time.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with any information or footage that could assist with enquiries to contact police on 101 quoting reference 478 of 20/04/24.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/