Man due in court following hate crime incident in Omagh

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A man is due to appear in court later for threatening a woman in Omagh who jumped out of a window while holding a child to get away.     

The 22-year-old victim is being treated in hospital for injuries to her pelivis and requires surgery. 

A 3-year-old boy was unharmed during the incident on St Patrick's Terrace.        

The 50-year-old suspect is charged with 8 offences including grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. 

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime. 

It's understood the injured woman is being treated at Altnagelvin Hospital and requires surgery after sustaining injuries to her pelvis.

A three-year-old boy was unharmed during the incident. 

A 50-year-old suspect has been arrested and is due in court later today.

"Detective Sergeant Robinson said: “At around 10.25pm it was reported that a man armed with a bat had attacked the house, shouted racial slurs and attempted to force his way past the 34 year old male occupant to get inside the property.

"A 22 year old woman and 3 year old boy who were inside the home were so in fear that they jumped from a first floor window to try to get away. As a result the woman has sustained pelvic injuries that will require surgery. The child was not harmed.

"We are treating this incident as a hate crime and I am appealing for witnesses. Hate crime has no place in society and should be rejected and reviled by everyone. If you can help our investigation, please get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 1876 01/02/20.”

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