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NI Police Investigate Alleged Assault During Recovery Of Destroyed Lough Neagh Patrol Boat

7th February 2018
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The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk in the early hours of Saturday 27 January The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk in the early hours of Saturday 27 January Photo: Orkney Boats

#LoughNeagh - The PSNI is investigating an alleged attack on three men as they recovered a destroyed fishing patrol boat from Lough Neagh last week, according to BelfastLive.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the patrol vessel belonging to the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative was burnt out in an arson attack by masked men in the early hours of Saturday 27 January, just weeks after it was delivered.

It’s now emerged that three men from the co-operative who attempted to retrieve the sunken pilot boat from the lough at Anneter were reportedly assaulted as they did so last Wednesday (31 January).

BelfastLive has more on the story HERE.

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