A 19 year old man has been arrested and released on bail pending further inquiries following a report of an assault in Kilkeel during the early hours of this morning.
A 41-year old man was taken to hospital with a head injury following an altercation in the Square area at around 2am. He is believed to be in a serious but stable condition this morning.
Anyone who was in the Square area of Kilkeel during the early hours is urged to get in touch with local police on 0845 600 8000.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.