Cookstown people ‘shocked’ by stabbings - Overend

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ULSTER Unionist MLA Sandra Overend, Ulster Unionist MLA for Mid-Ulster, has condemned as reckless those responsible for stabbings, attempted murder, aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm over the weekend in Cookstown.

“The people of Cookstown area will be shocked to hear the news of two separate stabbings in the town in the early hours of Saturday morning,” she said today.

“The behaviour of those responsible is totally reckless, and I too am shocked and stunned that some think that they can get away with this sort of behaviour. I commend the PSNI on their swift action and hope that those responsible receive suitable punishment through the courts.

“I am aware that Cookstown experiences its fair share of anti-social behaviour at the weekends, 90% of which are drink-fuelled, but these incidents involving stabbings, attempted murder, aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm put others into the pale.

“I would appeal for anyone who can provide any further information to contact the police immediately.”