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Westmeath Topic - 9 November 2017

Westmeath Topic - 9 November

Westmeath Topic: 9 November, 2017 The Lynn Singers' Upcoming Winter Concert YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER Thursday, 9 November 2017 • Issue No. 2385 • €2.00 • MADE €2 WELL WORTHIT! IN WESTMEATH INSIDE Cleary Electrical launch new premises AIT graduates Have a laugh for Hope and Hospice Broken nose, broken fingers in linked Mullingar incidents Kinnegad man’s lung punctured, liver lacerated in stabbing In three separate personal assaults last week-end, two in Mullingar on Friday and Saturday, a woman’s nose was broken, and a man’s fingers smashed with a baseball bat in related incidents, while in Kinnegad on Saturday night, a young man’s lung was punctured and his liver lacerated by an assailant he knew in a very serious stabbing incident. House parties appear to have played a part in the Mullingar and Kinnegad incidents. The woman in her 40s, suffered a broken nose and cuts to her finger in the Mullingar incident in the early hours of Friday last, 3 November, while a man was attacked by three other men and was left with broken fingers in an alleged assault with a baseball bat. These are believed to have been two separate but related incidents which occurred at Parnell Terrace, Patrick Street, Mullingar, on Friday and Saturday last, 3 and 4 November. The first incident took place in the early hours of Friday last, 3 November. It is understood that a man. who is in his 50s, had invited a woman he knew back to a house in Parnell Terrace, Mullingr, where a house party was taking place. It is understood that an argument began outside the house between 1am and 1.30am and it is believed the woman suffered a broken nose and cuts to her fingers during the incident. The following day, on Saturday, 4 November, at 8.15pm three men attempted to break into a house in Parnell Terrace. They forced their way into the house and one of the men carrying a baseball bat attacked the man inside the house. The man suffered some broken fingers but it appears he man- Contd. on page 2 “Hugely unfair” Mullingar valuations condemned Local Credit Union value is as much as four Mullingar banks! The bridesmaids at the wedding of Niall Miller and Jennifer Reid were sister of the bride Carol Reid, Megan Sweeney and sister of the groom, Emma Miller. See more photos inside. At a Mullingar Town Team meeting on Monday evening last, 6 November, as those present discussed their 2018 Rates Valuations, and heard how many businesses are already struggling to pay rates, it was revealed that Mullingar Credit Union has been revalued comparable to the combined valuations of the four main town banks. Credit Union Manager Tom Allen, described the situation as “hugely unfair” and said if you “look up and down the