Police issue fresh appeal after assault

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DETECTIVES have issued a fresh appeal about a serious assault which took place in Lurgan on New Year’s Eve.

On the night in question at 10pm a man in his 50s was assaulted by a teenager as he walked through the play area at Charles Street.

The victim was stuck to the head with a bottle and kicked to the head by the youth in his late teens.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, including a nasty injury to his eye which required emergency treatment.

Detectives are seeking witnesses and in particular would like to speak to two gentlemen carrying plastic shopping bags who stopped on the street opposite when the man was on the ground.

The assailant is described as 17 to 20 years of age, approximately 185cm in height with fair spiked hair and wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and grey sweater/sweatshirt.

Anyone with information or who witnessed suspicious activity should contact detectives by calling 0845 600 8000.

Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.