Conflicting versions of ‘hurley attack’ at Kilrea parade

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INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into an alleged attack on a loyalist band member who is reported to have been struck on the head with a hurling stick.

Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea described it as a “completely unprovoked attack” and “commended Dunamoney Band for acting in a dignified manner and not retaliating to this disgraceful act.”

But the PSNI say they are investigating an alleged assault on the person with the hurley bat during the parade in the Diamond area.

Coleraine police said in a statement this week that a “short altercation then ensued”.

“No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing,” said a spokesperson.

Read the full story in this week’s Mid Ulster Mail.