Man charged after alleged assault on Co. Down footballer

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The PSNI have charged a man in relation to an alleged assault on Down footballer Caolan Mooney.

The incident occurred in the Merchant’s Quay area of Newry in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Mooney (26) received head injuries during the incident. Another man, aged in his 30s, was also injured during the incident.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Detectives investigating an assault on two men aged 26 and 32 in the Merchant’s Quay area of Newry in the early hours of yesterday morning, Monday, 30th December have charged a 37-year-old man with affray and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.”

The PSNI are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

-Noah Harte