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17 year old arrested in Coleraine, charges including suspicion of ‘attempted murder’

A 17 year old male has been arrested on suspicion of offences including attempted murder after two women were stabbed in Coleraine.

Inspector David Jennings said: “The women, both aged 22, were attacked while walking close to Beresford Avenue at around 11.25pm on Sunday night, 13 January.

They were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that while serious are not believed to be life threatening at present.

The arrested male was detained a short time later and remains in custody at present.

We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the incident or who noticed two males running away. Officers can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference 1220 13/01/19.”

Maurice Bradley MLA said:

“I would like to express may concerns for the two ladies who were the victims and hope their injuries, although not life threatening, but serious, have a speedy recovery from their traumatic experience.

Congratulations to PSNI officer who were quick tom make an arrest.

I would encourage anyone with any information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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