A 23-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating a “serious incident” at a cemetery in Lurgan.

Police, paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended the scene at St Coleman’s Graveyard in the town on Monday afternoon.

There was a large funeral in the area and reports of people being stabbed.

“I want to first of all condemn the multiple stabbings. Three people are currently being treated for their injuries at Craigavon Area Hospital. That is absolutely unacceptable but the fact that this was at a funeral is all the more concerning,” said MLA John O’Dowd.

“Anyone with any information should report it to the PSNI.

“I also want to appeal for calm as emergency services at the scene work to bring the situation under control. People should avoid the North Circular Road area.

“In the coming days we will meet the PSNI regarding this incident.”

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police investigating a disturbance in the North Circular Road area of Lurgan this afternoon, Monday, 12 February, have arrested a 23-year-old man. He is currently in custody.”

Earlier police said: “Police are attending a disturbance in the North Circular Road area of Lurgan involving a large number of people. The NIAS are also at the scene. The incident is ongoing. Enquiries are at a very early stage.”


Police at the scene of a triple stabbing in the North Circular road area of Lurgan following a funeral on February 12th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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