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Man attacked with shovels in Omagh

A MAN in his 30s sustained injuries to his face, head and arms after he was attacked by a gang armed with shovels in Omagh on Tuesday evening.

Police received a report at around 7.30pm on Tuesday that a man had been assaulted by a number of persons in the St Patrick’s Street area, and that two of the people involved were armed with shovels.

Constable McTurk said: “The victim sustained injuries to his face, head and arm and was taken to hospital by the NIAS for treatment.

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“A male, aged 25, who was subsequently arrested on suspicion of offences including grievous bodily harm with intent has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.”

The officer appealed to anyone who was in the St Patrick’s Street area and saw what happened, or who has information which would help the investigation, to call police in Omagh on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1254 of 14/05/19.

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

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