Second arrest over Magherafelt robbery
A second man has been arrested over an attack on a 16-year-old boy in Co Londonderry, which left him fighting for his life.
Saturday, 09 June 2012
Philip Convery was attacked when two armed robbers entered his grandmother's home at Mayogall Road near Magherafelt on Tuesday at around 8.45pm.
He suffered serious head injuries when trying to protect his 70-year-old grandmother from the intruders.
She was also injured along with her 44-year-old son who was present in the house at the time.
The teenager is now in a stable condition in hospital.
The 21-year-old suspect was arrested in Belfast in the early hours of Saturday.
A 28-year-old man, who was arrested in England on Friday, remains in police custody.
He was brought back to Northern Ireland by the PSNI for further questioning.
Both men are assisting police with their inquiries.
Meanwhile, police have reissued an appeal for information in relation to the attempted armed robbery.
The PSNI are seeking information about a dark blue coloured, four-door saloon vehicle, possibly a Vauxhall Vectra which they believe was used during the attack.
It is understood that the car, which had no rear number plate, travelled from the scene of the incident at Mayogall Road, towards Portglenone and then onwards towards the Ballymena area.
Anyone who has any information in relation to the vehicle's movements or suspicious activity on the Mayogall Road on Tuesday evening is asked to contact the police.