Stabbing incident at Tyrone U16 game: Arrest made – Latest updates and reactions
A disturbing incident has taken place at a GAA Under-16 game in Co Tyrone, resulting in the stabbing of two people and the arrest of a suspect.
A man in his 40s has been apprehended by the PSNI following a stabbing incident at a sports ground on Convent Road in Cookstown.
The incident happened during a Championship match between Cookstown Fr Rocks Under-16s and Fintona Pearses at Paddy Cullen Park. Two people were stabbed, one requiring hospitalization and the other receiving immediate treatment at the scene.
Arrest and investigation:
The suspect, a man in his 40s, was taken into custody for questioning. The PSNI has urged witnesses and people with video footage of the incident to come forward and participate in the ongoing investigation.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received an emergency call at 9.03pm on the day of the incident. An ambulance quickly arrived on the scene and, after assessing and treating the injured, one person was taken to Antrim Area Hospital.
Support for witnesses and victims:
Cookstown GFC, the host club, are actively supporting children and young people who witnessed the heartbreaking incident. A dedicated committee has been set up to ensure that the necessary help and care is provided in the days following the event. The club has expressed its solidarity and concern for those affected by the incident.
Tyrone GAA, the governing body of Gaelic Games in the county, has acknowledged the incident and has extended its thoughts to all those affected. They have confirmed that the investigation is being handled by the PSNI and currently have no further comment to provide. Likewise, Fintona Pearse, the opposing team, expressed their awareness of the serious incident and underlined their focus on the welfare of children and young people present during the match.
Social Media Images:
Footage circulating on social media platforms captures the rapid response of police officers to the incident at the GAA grounds, offering insight into the immediate aftermath of the harrowing event.
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