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Elderly man pushed into county Armagh lake by gang of youths

Craigavon Lakes

An elderly man was thrown into Craigavon lake by a group of youths.

The 72-year-old, who cannot swim, had been fishing at the time when he was pushed in.

Police in Portadown have made an appeal to the public for information.

Constable Sam Bennett said: “Around 8.45pm on Friday, 24 July, a 72 year old man was fishing at the lake when he was pushed into the water by a group of youths. The man cannot swim and was helped from the water by passers-by. The man sustained injuries to his torso.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in relation to it. We can be contacted in Portadown on 101, quoting ref: 519 250715.”

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