Police come under attack in early morning disturbances

MISSILES were thrown at Police who came under attack in the Cornagrade Road area of Enniskillen in the early hours of Saturday morning. 
A group of people gathered in the area and had placed material in the road and attempted to set it on fire. Police received a number of calls at approximately 4.25am on Saturday 13 July. 
A spokesman for the Police explained, “When police arrived on scene, the group started to disperse and, when doing so, a piece of masonry and other missiles were thrown at police.” 
The fire service also attended and extinguished a fire that had been lit on the road. 
A 21 year old man was arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour, obstructing police, arson and criminal damage. 
Councillor Tommy Maguire said, “I was very disappointed to hear about the anti-social behaviour and the consequential disruption to people in the Cornagrade area. 
“I would call on young people to desist from this sort of behaviour because it can lead to criminal convictions which can impact on young peoples prospects for employment or travel in the future.”
Councillor Paul Blake added, “Any kind of anti-social behaviour is very worrying for the community affected by it. I think anyone who has any information in that regard should pass it on to the Police because this is something that we need to discourage. 
“Enniskillen attracts a lot of tourists at this time of the year and we don’t want to see any incidents which put people off coming to the town. 
“This took place over a bank holiday weekend when we are trying to attract as many people as possible.”
Police are appealing for information in regard to the incident. The Police spokesman continued, “I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area at this time and saw what happened to contact us. 
“This was completely reckless behaviour that not only tied up valuable resources, but has no place in our community. If you have information which can help our investigation call us on the non-emergency number 101.”

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