30/09/2013

Other News In Brief

Police Appeal Over Dungannon Arson

Police in Dugannon are appealing for information after a group of men forced their way into a house in the Springdale area on the evening of Friday 27 September.

At about 21:50, it was reported that a large group of men had forced their way into a house with five males inside.

It is believed the five males remained upstairs in the house whilst extensive damage was caused downstairs.

Materials were gathered in the hall and set alight before the group of men left the area in several vehicles.

Police stopped the vehicles a short time later at separate locations.

Twelve men were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and arson with intent to endanger life.

Investigations Into Cookstown Stabbings

The PSNI is investigating two stabbing incidents that occurred in the early hours of Saturday 28 September in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Eight males aged between 17 and 30 have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted murder, aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm with intent.

The first incident occurred in the William Street area at around 02:30, when a man was stabbed in the head.

The second took place at around 03:30 in the Milburn Street and Moneymore Road area where a man in his 20s suffered multiple stab wounds to his body.

Both men have been taken to hospital. One of the men has since been discharged.

The eight men arrested are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Man Found Injured On Road

An 18-year-old male has been found critically injured on the Killylea Road in Armagh.

He was found at 22:15 on Saturday with serious injuries to his head, back and foot and was taken to Craigavon Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Man Stabbed In Bangor House

A man has been stabbed in Bangor, County Down, after a group of men forced their way into his house at Ballywalter Gardens shortly after 04:00 on Sunday morning.

The victim, who is aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.

(IT)

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