18/02/2019

Other News In Brief

Elderly Woman Forced To The Ground In Belfast City Centre

Police are investigating after an 87-year-old woman was pushed to the ground in Belfast City Centre last week.

She was admitted to hospital after the incident on Friday 15 February.

Shortly after 3pm, the woman was waiting for a bus outside a coffee shop on Donegall Square West when someone allegedly approached her from behind and pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "We are working to establish the circumstances of this incident. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police at Lisburn Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 209 17/02/19."

Alternatively, anyone who wishes to pass on any relevant information can do so anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Injured Pair Arrested Over Belfast 'Altercation'

Two men have been arrested after what police described as an "altercation" in south Belfast.

The pair, aged 47 and 28, were detained by police on Sunday evening, 17 February, shortly after 9pm.
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It is understood they were both involved in an incident at a property in St Georges Gardens a short time earlier.

Both suspects were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation to contact them on non-emergency line 101, quoting reference 1246 of 17/02/19.

£150K Road Improvement Scheme For Lisburn Announced

A resurfacing and reconstruction scheme worth £150,000 is to commence on the Gravelhill Road, Lisburn on Monday 25 February.

The work between the A3 Moira Road and the Kesh Road will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway, according to the Department for Infrastructure.

The route will be closed from 8am to 6pm on weekdays to facilitate the works, with diversions clearly signposted.

The Department has programmed the operation and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, some disruption can be expected for the duration of the scheme and road users should allow additional time when planning any journeys. 



(JG/CM)


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