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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Coalisland

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BT Coleraine

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Maplebrook Hill in Coalisland around midnight last night, Tuesday 14 April.

Police received reports that a man had been shot with a crossbow bolt after windows of a house in the area had been smashed.

Officers responded and a 34 year old man was discovered in the street with an injury to his back. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

A 29-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. He remains in police custody at this time.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Maplebrook Hill last night and who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact them in Cookstown on 101 quoting reference 19 15/04/20.

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.

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