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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 17:25 GMT
Race motive for attack is probed
Police are investigating a racial motive for an attack in County Armagh at the weekend.

Details of the incident, at Obins Street in Portadown in the early hours of Sunday, have just been released.

It is understood three men and a woman with an axe, a machete and an iron bar, forced their way into a house, wrecked the inside of it and smashed windows.

A woman sustained leg and head injuries and a man an eye wound after they were both hit with the iron bar.

Police were called out to the area shortly after 0200 GMT.

They have said the attackers may have been involved in a disturbance with the occupants of the house a short time earlier on Obins Street.

Eight people were in the house at the time of the attack.

House to house inquiries have been carried out by police and a number of items have been removed for scientific examination.

Police want anyone who has any information to contact them in Portadown on 028 38 332424 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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