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Man (18) beaten by a gang wielding weapons in Omagh

Published 30/07/2016

An 18-year-old man has been seriously injured after being beaten by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning.
An 18-year-old man has been seriously injured after being beaten by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning.

An 18-year-old man remains in hospital after being seriously injured by a gang of men armed with bats in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident took place in the Hospital Road area of Omagh.

It was reported that sometime around 3am, an 18 year old man was walking on Hospital Road close to the Tennis Courts when a number of males got out of a black coloured car and assaulted him with some type of club or bat.

He sustained a number of injuries to his head and body as a result and is currently receiving treatment in hospital. His condition is described as serious.

An 18 year old male was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

He was released on Saturday afternoon unconditionally.

Detective Inspector Brian Foster is appealing for anyone who was in the Hospital Road area of Omagh early this morning and who witnessed the assault or a black coloured car or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Omagh Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 205 of 30/07/16.

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