Four men arrested after several people stabbed at funeral in Northern Ireland

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

"Police had worked closely with the bereaved family involved to ensure that the funeral service and interment passed off without incident", chief inspector O'Connor said.

A 42-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of common assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

It broke out at about 15:00 GMT on Monday on North Circular Road.

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have now arrested a total of four people in relation to a stabbing incident that took place after a funeral in Armagh yesterday.

Three people have been taken to Craigavon Area Hospital with cuts that are not believed to be life threatening.

The 23-year-old man arrested on Monday was questioned on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

"It was also deeply upsetting for the grieving family", he added.

A 23-year-old man arrested in the wake of the incident at St Colman's cemetery on Monday afternoon has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 20-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possessing an article with a blade in a public place and a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of common assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Officers remained at the graveyard last night amid fears of further disturbances.

The PSNI said that a "prolonged altercation" took place on the North Circular road in Lurgan after a funeral.

"I can not believe that something like this would happen in Lurgan and in particular at a funeral", she said.

"I urge anyone with any information to come forward to the police immediately".