Man and woman in 20s hospitalised after masked gang attack with sledgehammer in Maghera


Police are appealing for information after a man and woman in their 20s were hospitalised following an assult by a masked gang during a burglary in Maghera in the early hours of this morning.

The incident took place in the Oakvale Terrace area of Maghera at approximately 1.10am [Wednesday 25 November].

It is reported that three masked men, armed with baseball bats and a sledgehammer, entered a house.

They were said to have assaulted a 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman and both were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries - which are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said: “I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Cookstown Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

“Or 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.”