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Man suffers serious head injuries in assault

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A man in his 30's has suffered serious head injuries after he was assaulted by a group of men in Londonderry.

Shortly after 2am, police received reports of a fight on Newmarket street and on Sunday morning a PSNI spokesperson said they were appealing for witnesses to a serious assault.

The injured man has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information regarding the assault is asked to contact the Strand Road station on 101, quoting reference 209 on the 22/10/2017.

Or, 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.

An area of Newmarket Street remains closed this morning while police conduct follow-up enquiries into the incident.


Neighbours 'heard screams of woman murdered in Belfast'

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Detectives say they have found the body of a woman in her 50s in Finaghy, south Belfast.

Officers have begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

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Her body was found on Ardmore Avenue on Saturday morning.

A statement from Sinn Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir appealed to the public to assist police with their investigations.

He said, "I have spoken with residents of Ardmore who were woken by a woman’s screams around 7am.

“There is real shock and distress in the area at the news of this murder.

“I would appeal to anyone who can help bring the perpetrators to book to work closely with the PSNI," he added.


Police arrest man after Millisle drugs haul

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Police have arrested a 44-year-old man after a raid on a house in Millisle uncovered a drugs stash.

Officers seized drugs with an estimated street value of £18,000 following the search of a house in the Park Crescent area of the Co Down town.

A quantity of drugs-related paraphernalia, including scales was also found, along with cash.

The man arrested is currently being questioned by police on suspicion of a number of drugs-related offences.

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