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Three arrested over New Year’s incident in Castlederg

An investigation has been launched following reports of an assault in the early hours of New Year’s Day in Castlederg.

It was reported that shortly after 1am, some form of altercation took place within a licensed premises on John Street. Two males, one aged in his 20s and one aged in his 30s, sustained a number of injuries as a result of the incident.

Three men, aged 26, 28 and 31, were arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. All three were later released on bail pending further police enquiries.

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The PSNI has issued an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with information which could assist with the investigation, to contact officers in Strabane on 101 quoting reference number 160 of 01/01/18. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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