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Boiling water thrown over child

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A man has been arrested after boiling water from a kettle was thrown over a three-year-old girl and a 36-year-old man in Ballyward.

The incident, at Drumlin Grange in Ballyward, was reported at about 7.35pm on Thursday (April 3).

The man suffered 10% burns to his body, mainly to his back, while the child suffered minor burns to her face.

Members of the public restrained the man until police officers arrived.

He is being questioned on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

 

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