Police make weekend arrests

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POLICE in Magherafelt made a number of arrests over the weekend as part of ongoing efforts to keep the community safe.

Four teenagers aged between 13 and 16 were arrested on suspicion of taking and driving away a car in the Castledawson area around 5.30am on May 20. All four have been released pending further enquiries.

Police saw a car driving with no lights on in the Queen Street area of Magherafelt during the early hours of May 19. Two men in their 40s were spoken to and arrested for failing to provide a preliminary breath test. Both were taken into custody where one was released unconditionally after providing a reading. The other man was released on bail pending further enquiries.

One person was arrested and two cautioned for public order offences and a further person cautioned for indecent behaviour in relation to a number of incidents.

Meanwhile, police are keen to identify the driver and passengers of a yellow BMW that crashed into a telephone junction box on Station Road in Maghera around 8.30am on May 19.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or a member of your local Neighbourhood Team directly – details can be found on the PSNI website.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.