Thirteen people arrested in Derry on St Patrick's Day

Thirteen people were arrested in Derry on St Patrick's Day.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 10:27 am

Police say the arrests were for offences which included disorderly behaviour, indecent behaviour, common assault and resisting police.

Two of these arrests were street bailed to appear at a police station at a later date, while another two were given a Penalty Notice for Disorder at the time of the arrests.

PSNI Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said the arrests represented a “very small percentage” of the thousands of people who celebrated in the city.

“Most of the arrests occurred in the evening time and are linked to people being inebriated. I would like to thank the organisers and participants in both Foyle and Strabane for their work and contribution to help make these St Patrick’s Day events so successful.

“In addition to these arrests, a 17 year old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault. This followed the report of an 18 year old man being stabbed in the hand in the Grafton Street area just before 5.45pm. The 17 year old man, who also received injuries to his face, currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.”