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Man (25) allegedly wielding machetes in Coalisland charged to court

Derry Road, Coalisland

A man has been charged to court after he was arrested for allegedly threatening people whilst wielding two machetes in Coalisland yesterday (Sunday).

The man (25) appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court today, charged with possession of a blade or point in a public place and two counts of assault on police.

He was arrested on Sunday after reports that a man, armed with two machetes, was threatening people in the Derry Road area of the Co. Tyrone town.

During the arrest, he is also alleged to have spat at a police officer.

Police Inspector Knipe said: “Officers and attended and quickly located the 25-year-old man, arresting him on suspicion of possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place. During the arrest, the man spat at an officer, and was further arrested on suspicion of assault on police.

“Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident, and we would encourage anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101 quoting reference 774 28/04/24.”

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