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Diners in shock as young girls smash window of Armagh city centre hotel

Charlemont Arms Armagh

Diners were left in a state of shock after a group of girls smashed the window of a Armagh city centre hotel on Saturday evening.

A window of the Charlemont Arms in Upper English Street was put through as diners sat eating in the ground floor restaurant around 7pm.

A group of girls were spotted running from the scene.

One of the diners told Armagh I the people inside were in a state of shock.

Speaking anonymously, the woman said she “didn’t know if it was a bomb or gun shot”.

She added: “Only the blinds were pulled down for the night, the poor lady sitting directly under it would have been injured by glass.

“Considering there has been a lot lately on Facebook about parents knowing where their children are and what they get up to – this highlights the matter more.

“And the fact that it was 7pm makes it even more brazen.”

Police have confirmed to Armagh I that they are looking into the incident following the report of criminal damage.

Sergeant Moffett said: “Police received a report just before 7.20pm on Saturday, February 17 that a window at the front of the premises had been broken.

“It was reported that a number of females were seen running from the premises, in the direction of Railway Street.

“No injuries were reported.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around this time and witnessed the incident, or anyone who has information about it, to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1092 of 17/02/18.

“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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