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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Police investigating assaults following arrest of two teenagers in Portrush
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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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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