Masked men in late-night slegdehammer attack on Mid Ulster home


Detectives in Cookstown are appealing for witnesses after three masked men tried to break down the door of a home with a sledgehammer.

The incident, on Macknagh Road, Upperlands, is understood to have taken place on Sunday, August 9 at around 11.15pm.

The culprits are thought to have arrived on foot - but may have come from a car parked near to the Kilrea Road Junction.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said: “Three masked males, one armed with a sledgehammer, forced their way into a residential premises.

“It is thought that they approached the property on foot, but may have had a vehicle parked close by, near to the junction with Kilrea Road.

“There are no reports of any injuries, however a door was damaged during the incident. If you can help Police with their enquiries please call the 101 number, quoting reference number 13909815. Alternatively information about crime can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”