Two police officers injured in riots in Omagh

Two police officers were injured while responding to a disturbance in Omagh.

The PSNI said one officer was hit in the back of the head and the other was hit and knocked to the ground in the incident in the Tully Road area at 9pm on Saturday.

Both were taken to the hospital for examination and treatment.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police and causing dangerous bodily harm. He remained in police custody as of Sunday afternoon.

A PSNI spokesman said: “This was a vicious attack on our officers who work hard every day to keep people safe and protect the communities they serve.

“Incidents like this are unacceptable and should be condemned by all.”

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward. Two police officers injured in riots in Omagh

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