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Drugs arrest over teenager's sudden death in Omagh

Police investigating the sudden death of a 19-year-old woman in Omagh have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of drugs offences.

The teenager was discovered in the Meelmore Drive area on Saturday afternoon.

The man is being held on suspicion of possession of Class A and B drugs and being concerned in the supply of said drugs.

Detective Constable Una McKenna said: “We know drugs are a real concern for local communities and we understand the misery they can cause to communities, families and to those who get involved in taking them.

“We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring individuals before the courts and work with communities and partner agencies to reduce the threat of harmful and illegal activity.

“I would continue to appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs, to contact local police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, details can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police investigating two sudden deaths in Ballymena

Police at the scene at Drumtara estate in Ballymena. Credit: UTV

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of two males in the Drumtara area of Ballymena early on Sunday morning.

PSNI Chief Inspector Keith Jackson said: “The investigation is at a very early stage and there are no further details at this time.

“Post mortems will be carried out to determine cause of death.”

A forensic tent at the scene of the two sudden deaths. Credit: UTV


Man seriously assaulted in north Belfast

A woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the assault. Credit: Presseye

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault on a man in north Belfast.

The 36-year-old was attacked with a bottle in the Parkend Street area at around 8.15pm on Saturday and sustained injuries to his head and deep cuts to his arm and back.

He is being treated in hospital for the injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw the suspect in the area at the time of the incident.

“He is described as being in his mid-30s, bald and wearing a blue top and grey track bottoms with blue or black stripes down the sides.

“He left the address around 8.20pm and was seen heading towards the Alexandra Park area.”

A 35-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assisting an offender and remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1126 of 19/8/17 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Shots fired at house 'while toddler slept' in Derry

Shots were fired through the front window of the house in Rossdowney Drive.

Shots have been fired at a house where a toddler was sleeping upstairs in Londonderry.

The home in the Rossdowney Drive area was targeted in a gun attack at around 11.30pm on Saturday.

Two shots were fired through the front window of the property in what police have described as “an extremely reckless act”.

Detective Constable Donnell said: “It is very fortunate that we are not dealing with a death this morning. The house where this incident occurred was occupied at the time and a toddler was sleeping in a room upstairs.”

Detectives at Strand Road want to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have heard the shots being fired or who saw anyone fleeing the area.

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