Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Cookstown stabbing

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the thighs and chest in Cookstown yesterday.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 3:25 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 4:58 pm

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident in the Church Street area of the town on Sunday, which was attended by the NI Air Ambulance.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "At approximately 8am a 42-year-old man had been found stabbed at the rear of a property in the Cookstown area.

"He had suffered stab wounds to both thighs and chest. The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

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Detectives are appealing for information.

"A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. She has since been released on bail pending further police enquiries

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who may have witnessed what happened. Please call 101, quoting reference 413 of 11/04/21.

You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form on the PSNI website.

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

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