Youths assault teenager

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MAGHERAFELT police have issued an appeal following an assault on a 16-year-old boy in the town.

A group of youths assaulted the teenager close to a solicitor’s office at Broad Street around 4pm on March 8. The attack stopped following the intervention of a member of the public. It is also believed a large group of school pupils were in the area at the time.

Meanwhile, it has been reported to police that young school children were seen throwing muck and stones at a lorry travelling along the Tobermore Road on the way out of Maghera on the evening of March 12. This is dangerous and could cause the driver to lose control of his vehicle.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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.