Derg taxi driver ‘strangled’ and ‘battered’


A CASTLEDERG taxi driver was “strangled” and “battered” before the culprits made off in his vehicle.
The man, who drives for Derg firm JF Taxis, was left badly shaken following the incident in the Kevlin Road area of Omagh on Sunday, March 31. Fortunately, the local driver was able to escape and raise the alarm just as the assault had begun.


Customers feel ‘abandoned’ by store


BOSSES of the beleaguered Linton and Robinson Group have been accused of abandoning customers who left thousands of pounds of goods by at the store.
It has now been confirmed that 36 jobs were lost when the company stopped trading on Easter Saturday. But while the economic impact continues to unfold, the human side of the closure this week became clear.


Arson attack in Sion Mills


A SION Mills man who awoke on Monday morning to find his car on fire says he knows who’s to blame, although he admits proving the allegations could prove more difficult.
Gordon Lucas (59) was alerted to the blaze by a neighbour who spotted flames streaming from the smashed window of a white Vauxhall Astra.