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Man smashes windows of car with shovel, then assaults passenger

A 48-year-old man has been arrested and a car has been seized

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A 48-YEAR-OLD MAN has been arrested after a serious road rage incident in County Down.

The man is suspected of carrying out seven offences including grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, assault leading to actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and dangerous driving.

The arrest came after the PSNI received a report just after 11.10pm last night of a car cutting in front of another car and bringing it to a stop, in the Castlewellan Road area of Newcastle.

It is then reported that a man got out of the car in front, smashed all the windows in the other car with a shovel and assaulted a 35-year-old man, leaving him with a cut to his head.

An inspector involved said: “The 48-year-old man was arrested just after 11.50pm in the Burren Meadow area of Newcastle. He currently remains in custody assisting police with their inquiries. A car has also been seized to assist in the investigation.”

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