Five police officers were allegedly assaulted during an incident in Enniskillen during the early hours of Monday morning, with some of them having to attend hospital.

Police said a man in his twenties was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of assaulting police during the incident on June 20.

Inspector Patton said: "Officers attended a report of a burglary in the Derrin Park area shortly before 2.30am and detained a suspect a short time later. He remains in custody at this time.

"During the course of the arrest, five officers were assaulted, sustaining injuries which required a number of them to attend hospital."

Inspector Patton said that as a result of the incident, the number of police on the ground in the district was reduced, adding: "It is important to note the impact this can have on our capacity regarding service delivery.

"However, this does not prevent or deter our officers continuing to work every day to keep people safe."

Inspector Patton continued: "A woman, aged in her twenties, has since been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences relating to the burglary.

"Our enquiries remain ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police at 101, quoting reference 164 20/06/."

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