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Police attacked with petrol bombs and van hijacked in Lurgan

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
On Sunday masked republicans paraded through Lurgan to mark the Easter Rising
On Sunday masked republicans paraded through Lurgan to mark the Easter Rising

The police were attacked with petrol mobs and a vehicle was hijacked and set on fire in Lurgan in the early hours of this morning.

It is believed the burning van was used to lure police to the area where they were attacked with three petrol bombs.

The van had been stolen from the Kilwilkie Estate shortly before the incident.

The police have asked for anyone with any information to contact them.

 

On Sunday parades and commemorations were held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Lake Street has since reopened.

Superintendent Davy Moore said: "Lake Street has been re-opened following a van being set on fire at the railway junction early this morning. The railway line has also re-opened. 

"Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."