Teen in serious condition following early hours gang attack in Tyrone


Detectives are investigating a serious assault in a Tyrone town during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 30 July.

It was reported that sometime around 3am, an 18-year-old male was walking on Hospital Road close to the Tennis Courts when a number of males got out of a black coloured car and assaulted him with some type of club or bat. He sustained a number of injuries to his head and body as a result and is currently receiving treatment in hospital. His condition is described as serious.

An 18-year-old male was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Brian Foster is appealing for anyone who was in the Hospital Road area of Omagh early this morning and who witnessed the assault or a black coloured car or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Omagh Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 205 of 30/07/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.