Up to 30 people in area of assault in Maghera

PACEMAKER BELFAST 3/8/2012'A senior police officer has said she is concerned there could be an unexploded device on the Glen Road in west Belfast.'Around 100 homes and businesses have been evacuated while police continue an investigation into a reported mortar attack on a PSNI patrol a week ago.'Residents in the area could be out of their homes for several days.'It is the fourth search in the area since the reported attack on police on the Glen Road last Friday.'Police are advising business owners and residents whose premises are on the countryward side of Hannahstown Hill that they are now able to return to their properties.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 3/8/2012'A senior police officer has said she is concerned there could be an unexploded device on the Glen Road in west Belfast.'Around 100 homes and businesses have been evacuated while police continue an investigation into a reported mortar attack on a PSNI patrol a week ago.'Residents in the area could be out of their homes for several days.'It is the fourth search in the area since the reported attack on police on the Glen Road last Friday.'Police are advising business owners and residents whose premises are on the countryward side of Hannahstown Hill that they are now able to return to their properties.

POLICE are investigating a report that a male was punched in the Hawthorne Road area of Maghera.

The incident is alleged to have happened around 1.30am on November 17. It is believed there were approximately 30 people in the Hawthorne/Coleraine Road at that time.

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.