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Man hit in face with gun at fast food outlet

Two people were injured after a row broke out at the restaurant in the early hours of the morning.
Nov 15th 2014, 2:26 PM 23,526 20

POLICE IN DOWNPATRICK are appealing for information following an attack in the town in the early hours of the morning.

A 21-year-old man was struck in the face with a gun in the incident, which happened outside a fast food outlet in the Scotch Street area at around 1.15am.

A row broke out between several people outside the premises, and a 19-year-old man sustained a swollen cheek and lip, and cuts to his face and back.

The 21-year-old who was hit with the firearm also said he had been bitten.

A short time afterwards, police arrested another man on suspicion of possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and grievous bodily harm.

He was taken into currently for questioning.

“What are believed to be a number of imitation firearms were recovered following a search of a property in the Church View area of the town,” a PSNI statement said.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is being asked to contact Downpatrick PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

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