06/02/2012

Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Police Officer

A man has been charged after allegedly attempting to murder a PSNI officer in Lurgan.

Police said they charged the 41-year-old man with attempted murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrate Court on Monday February 6.

The charges are in relation to an incident in the early hours of Sunday February 5 when a police officer was seriously injured after responding to a call for assistance from a member of the public in the Kilwilkie area of Lurgan.

The officer suffered injuries to his head and face. He is being treated in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

According to reports on Monday morning, it is believed the man had locked himself into a house with two young children and when the police tried to get inside, the officer was attacked with a knife.

(DW)


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