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Police appeal after man stabbed in Armagh

A man was stabbed in his abdomen in the early hours of Monday morning at a property in Armagh.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The assault happened in the Terraskane Road area of Armagh shortly after 12:15 am.

Detectives at Lurgan CIB are appealing for information in relation to this assault.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101 quoting reference number 8 of 20/11/2017, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ISL Waste Management 'operational' despite fire

Eleven appliances attended the blaze, which is now 'under control'. Credit: Pacemaker

ISL Waste Management in Mallusk remains open despite a 'large' blaze that sparked on Sunday evening.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service responded to the fire, which is now said to be 'under control'.

Four appliances and an aerial appliance are still at the scene and are likely to remain there throughout today.

People in the area are advised to continue to keep windows and doors closed.

The fire is believed to have started in a self-contained storage facility adjacent to ISL's main facility.

Our main processing plant will be fully operational today once the smoke has cleared but I can reassure all our customers we will be making our routine collections as normal.

– MD Barry Donaghy

Mr Donaghy paid tribute to the speed and efficiency of the Fire Service and apologised to local residents for any inconvenience suffered from the smoke generated.

The company is continuing to work closely with the Fire Service as the incident is investigated and closed.

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Derry alert declared ‘elaborate hoax’

The object at the centre of the alert in the Carnhill area has now been taken away for further examination.

A security alert in the Londonderry has now ended.

A number of homes had to be evacuated in the Carnhill area of the city on Sunday night.

Police put up a number of cordons in the area and army bomb experts also attended the scene.

An object at the centre of the alert was declared an elaborate hoax and families have now returned to their homes.

Inspector Mullan said: “I want to thank local people and the wider community for their patience and understanding throughout the operation, which was necessary to ensure the safety of local residents, and those travelling in and around the area."

“I would appeal for anyone with information about this incident,or who saw any unusual activity in the area to contact police on the non-emergency 101, quoting reference 1221 of 19/11/17. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800555 111.”

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Fire crews tackle ‘large’ Mallusk blaze

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a large blaze at a waste management business in Co Antrim.

Fire crews responded to the incident at commercial premises in Mallusk on Sunday evening.

Eleven appliances, including aerial equipment and a High Volume Pump, attended the incident, which is understood to be under control.

The public have been advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Cyclist hit by van near Maghera dies

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A man in his 20s has died after he was hit by van while riding a bike on the Glenshane Road near Maghera, Co Londonderry earlier in the week.

The collision happened on Thursday morning near the turn off Maghera.

He died from his injuries in hospital on Saturday, police have confirmed.

The driver of the Transit van was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.

Inspector Andrew Archibald said: "I am appealing to anyone who was on the Glenshane Road between 8.10am and 8.30am on Thursday morning and has any information they believe could help the investigation, or who may have witnessed the collision to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 225 of 16/11/17."

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