31/10/2001

Teenager killed in road crash

The police have released the name of the 16-year-old girl who was killed in a road accident on the main Coleraine to Limavady road on Tuesday October 30.

The dead girl, who was a front seat passenger in the Fiat Tipo car, was Melissa Marshall from Farranseer Park in Macosquin, County Londonderry.

Four other people were injured in the accident on Tuesday night, including a woman who is in intensive care at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, and a two year old who is being kept under observation in the paediatric ward following the accident. Two teenagers are also being treated at the hospital.

Meanwhile two men have been injured in a paramilitary style shooting in County Down. The incident took place in a field at Ballyreagh Road, Newtownards, around 7pm on Tuesday October 30. Both men, who are in their 30s, are recovering in hospital.

In Belfast a woman has suffered minor cuts to her arms after a pipe bomb exploded at her home in the north of the city.

The pipe bomb device was thrown into the rear yard of a house in Newington Street off the Antrim Road from the loyalists Tigers Bay area, just after 9pm on Tuesday October 30. (AMcE)

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