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Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Police and forensics experts at the scene in Coalisland after the crossbow incident on Tuedsay

Two men have been arrested after another was shot with a crossbow bolt in Co Tyrone.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident at Maplebrook Hill in Coalisland at around midnight on Tuesday.

It was reported that a man had been shot with a crossbow bolt after windows of a house in the area had been smashed.

Officers responded to the scene and a 34-year-old man was discovered in the street with an injury to his back.

He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Another man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent.

SDLP councillor Malachy Quinn condemned the "brutal and senseless attack".

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 19 15/04/20.

Belfast Telegraph