Published Saturday, 28 September 2013
Two men have been stabbed in separate attacks in Cookstown. (© UTV)
The first attack happened in the William Street area of the town at around 2.30am when a man in his 20s was stabbed in the head.
The second incident took place at around 3.30am in the Milburn Street and Moneymore Road area where another man also aged in his 20s was stabbed multiple times.
Both men were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries, which police said were not life-threatening.
One of the men has since been discharged.
Police have said the two attacks are linked.
Eight men, aged between 17 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted murder, aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm with intent.
Investigating detectives have appealed for information.
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