If you have been trying to contact our office during the last couple of days, we would like to apologise for how difficult that has been and the speed of our response.

Our Editor was the victim of a violent assault at the front door of his home at 3am on Monday morning after going downstairs to investigate a disturbance outside. He was hospitalised for several hours and has given statements to local Police officers. A man was arrested near the scene and eventually taken into custody, the police are continuing to investigate.

We will be catching up with any messages and emails over the course of the next 24hrs, again please accept our apologies for the delays this incident has caused.