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Arrest Over Attempted Child Abduction

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating an attempt to kidnap a child in County Tyrone.

It was revealed on Wednesday that a man drove into the driveway of a property in Coagh and attempted to snatch a child who was playing in the garden.

The child's mother, however, appeared and managed to chase the man away. There were no injuries reported.

Police have said a 55-year-old man is currently helping them with their enquiries.

Nine Escape Downpatrick Fire

Nine people have escaped serious injury during a fire in an apartment block in Downpatrick, County Down.

The people, including a five-month old baby and a pensioner, managed to avoid injury when the fire broke out at around 02:00 on Friday morning in the Saul Street area, after a wheelie bin was set alight.

Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening and they are investigating the incident.

Larne Disorder - Pair Released

Police investigating serious disorder in Larne, County Antrim in March have released two men.

A 32- and 34-year-old man were arrested in the Carrickfergus area on Thursday.

They were taken to Antrim serious crime suite for questioning under the Terrorism Act. They were then released unconditionally.

A mob of over 100 people descended on Larne on 30 March, damaging homes and property in the Knockdhu Park and Ferris Avenue areas.

Pair Arrested In Hate Crime Investigation

Two arrests have been made by detectives investigating hate crimes in east Belfast.

A 38-year-old woman was arrested and charged with possession and cultivation of cannabis. She is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on 17 June.

A 24-year-old man who was detained during a second search in east Belfast has been bailed pending further police enquiries.


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