Another mugging in Magherafelt

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THERE has been a second mugging in Magherafelt within a few weeks.

Police are appealing for information after a 61-year-old man was assaulted on Friday (June 8).

At around 11.30pm as the man was walking along Parkmore, he was attacked by two people from behind, believed to be males. They knocked him to the floor and tried to steal from him but were disturbed when a car drove by and sounded the horn. The assailants ran off.

Police are very keen to speak to the driver of the car who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

On May 20, a 36-year-old man was attacked from behind while he walked in the Sperrin area of the town.