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Derry teen in intensive care after assault, two arrested

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A 16-year-old boy is in a stable condition in intensive care, following an assault in the Violet Street area of Londonderry.

It happened at around 7pm on Saturday night.

The boy has been treated for a number of head and face injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A second man, aged 22, suffered a suspected broken nose.

Two men, aged 17 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of assault, grievous bodily harm with intent and occasioning actual bodily harm.

They are currently in custody been questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1425 of 16/12/17.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Thieves in Ballynahinch steal elderly woman's wedding ring

Thieves have stolen an elderly woman's wedding band and engagement ring from her house in Ballynahinch.

Detectives are appealing for information following the burglary at a house on Kinedale Park at some time between 7 and 9pm on Saturday 16 December.

A large amount of jewellery was stolen, including the rings.

Police are seeking the public’s help in recovering the items, which were of great sentimental value.

Detective Constable McKeever said, "I am appealing for anyone who has seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area last night, anyone who has been offered jewellery for sale or anyone with information to contact 101 quoting reference number 1646 16/12/2017.

" Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

Swifts and Ards play out goalless draw

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It was a game of few chances as Dungannon and Ards shared the points.

On 34 minutes, Ards fired off a shot that came out of nowhere.

McClellan crashed it off the top corner of the goal however.

Dungannon's best chance of the half saw Mayse turn in the box, but Johnston in the Ards net reacts quickly to save low shot.

With 86 minutes gone, and Ards fighting a rearguard action, they were down to 10 men when Kyle Cherry was dismissed.

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