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Police investigating assaults following arrest of two teenagers in Portrush

21/06/20 McAuley Multimedia.. Emergency services attended an incident in Portrush Town centre. details are unclear but a large number of PSNI are in attendance with NIAS.Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Following an incident on Sunday evening in which Portrush town centre was closed for a time, two arrested have been made.

Reports circulated with locals that there had been a stabbing, however this is not the case according to Police investigating the incident in the Castle Erin Road area of seaside town.

Inspector David Burns said: “We received a report at around 7.00pm on Sunday evening that a male and female had been assaulted in the Castle Erin Road area of Portrush.

“It is reported that a woman in her 40s was assaulted, spat on and threatened by a male armed with a knife. He was described as being 6ft tall, slim with black hair and dressed in a black hooded jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

“A man in his 50s was then assaulted when he attempted to assist the female victim, he was reported to have been hit on the head with a piece of wood.

“A 17 year old male was arrested a short time later on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. A 14 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possessing an article with a blade or a point in a public place and common assault. Both males remain in custody at this stage.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1337 21/06/20.

“A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”