02/12/2019

Police Officers Set Upon In Lisburn

A man has been arrested following an incident in Lisburn that left two police officers covered in paint.

The suspect was detained on suspicion of damaging his ankle tag by trying to cut it off and breaching his bail.
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He also allegedly threw a tin of white paint over the two officers and assaulted them, gouging one of their eyes in the process.



(JG/CM)

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