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Cigarette pushed into teen’s face in Omagh attack

A TEENAGER had a lit cigarette pushed into her face during an attack in Omagh.

Police in Omagh are appealing for witnesses into the asault which happened last weekend.

Constable Ryan McCullough said, “We received a report on Tuesday, September 11 of an assault on a teenage female in the Drumragh Avenue area. 

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“It was reported that between 1:30pm and 2pm on Saturday, September 8, a 15-year old female was assaulted in the Oasis Plaza area, in the vicinity of the bus depot, by having a lit cigarette pushed into her face. 

“The suspect is described as a black male in his early teens, approximately 5’ 6’’, of slim build and was reported to have been wearing a white hoody.”

The police officer added, “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to ring police in Omagh on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 748 of the 11/09/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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