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News in brief: Man held over attempted murder

A man has been arrested for attempted murder after two people were seriously assaulted in a County Down village. The incident happened around 1.15am yesterday when a man broke down the door of premises in the High Street area of Comber.

A 32-year-old woman suffered a head injury and was cut on the legs and a 21-year-old man suffered a serious head injury and cuts and bruising to his body. They were taken to the Ulster Hospital.

Blaze and bomb alert closes roads

THE Falls Road in west Belfast was sealed off last night following a security alert. The road was closed after 8pm following reports of a suspect device in the area. Army bomb experts were tasked to the area. In a separate incident Shaws Road in Belfast was closed while emergency services dealt with a fire.

Police urge caution after bogus calls

POLICE have urged householders to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to police. The warning follows two incidents in Newcastle on Saturday where householders reported persons calling to their door and asking them questions to find out if they kept cash on the premises. Police have stressed that people should not give out any personal information to strangers.

Suspicious blaze at Orange Hall probed

POLICE in Cookstown have appealed for information following a suspicious fire at an Orange Hall. The blaze occurred at the hall in Ballinaderry Bridge Road in Coagh. It is thought the front door may have been forced some time on Saturday night or Sunday morning and a fire lit inside.

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