Lagan condemns ‘barbaric’ attack

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SDLP Magherafelt District Councillor Kate Lagan has expressed shock and sadness at the beating of a 16 year-old boy during an armed robbery at Gulladuff.

Councillor Lagan, who knows the family of the victim, said: “This was a barbaric attack which has sent shockwaves through the local community.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who has been beaten at what must be an incredibly difficult time.

“We wish him a full and fast recovery and I strongly appeal to anyone with information about those responsible to pass it onto the police urgently.”