Tributes paid after death of PSNI officer

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

There were warm words of tribute for a PSNI officer after news of his death at a police station emerged.

He was named as Inspector Peter Magowan.

His death on Monday at Ballymoney PSNI Station is not thought to be suspicious.

DUP Ballymoney councillor Alan McLean said a mood of “shock” had engulfed the area.

He believes the deceased only recently took up duties at the station, and had returned to work after an absence.

The Police Federation of Northern Ireland described him as a “valued and respected colleague”, whilst a Jeff Maguire wrote on Facebook that Insp Magowan was a good cricketer, golfer, and “one of the best men you could meet”.