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Man arrested following Cookstown stabbing

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Police are currently at the scene following a report of a stabbing incident at a sports ground in the Convent Road area of Cookstown this evening, Thursday 6 July.

The incident is understood to have taken place at at an U16 GAA match taking place in the town.

A spokesperson for Fr. Rock's GAA in County Tyrone commented:

"Following a very serious incident at Padráig O' Cuilinn Pairc this evening during an Under 16 Championship match our thoughts are with the individuals impacted by it.

"The committee will now work to ensure that children and young people who witnessed this disturbing and very serious incident have the support and assistance that they require in the coming days.

"The club will be making no further comment on this."

Commenting on the incident a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

"Officers and colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended and two people had sustained stab wounds during the incident.

"One man was taken to hospital and the second received treatment at the scene.

"A man, aged in his 40s has been arrested and will be taken to custody for questioning.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have footage that could assist our investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1960 of 06/07/23."


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