Motorists warned over disruptions


POLICE have warned motorists to expect some traffic disruption today (Friday) with three major ‘Twelfth’ demonstrations taking place across Tyrone


Boost for anglers as World Championships come to town


LOCAL anglers have boasted for sometime that rivers and lakes around Tyrone are some of the best in Ireland. Now they will get the chance to show the world as teams from the USA, Europe and South Africa arrive for the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships.


Omagh school is latest target of lead thieves


A NUMBER of substantial lead thefts from buildings in West Tyrone are being treated by the police as isolated incidents rather than a co-ordinated crime spree.
The latest theft was discovered on Friday when around 300 to 400 feet of lead was taken from the roof of the Sacred Heart College on the Kevlin Road in Omagh.
This is the second time in a number of months that the school has been targeted and comes after a number of other similar thefts in recent weeks.
Lead was also taken from the roof of Trillick Leisure Centre a fortnight ago, while the Ecclesville Centre in Fintona was also targeted by lead thieves.
Omagh PSNI sector commander, Dave Sherry, said that there is no evidence of a crime trend as yet in relation to the lead thefts which have been occurring in recent months.
“There have been a number of incidents at the school on the Kevlin Road, Trillick Leisure Centre and the Ecclesville Centre in Fintona. But these are being treated as isolated incidents,” he said.
“We are following a number of lines of enquiry in an attempt to track down those who are responsible for these thefts.
“In the meantime, we would urge those in charge of community and other buildings to be vigilant through Neighbourhood Watch schemes and CCTV. If they have footage, then it’s important it is viewed as soon as possible to ensure that any crimes are identified quickly.”
Police say that the theft at the Kevlin Road school took place sometime between 5pm on Wednesday July 3 and 4pm on Friday July 5. They are asking for any witnesses to come forward and anyone who can help police is asked to contact them on 0845 600 8000.