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Former Co Tyrone police base could be turned into drug and alcohol addiction centre

A former police station in Co Tyrone could become a rehab centre for people with drug and alcohol addictions.

The police base at Coagh, which was located at Main Street in the village and closed 14 years ago, has been earmarked for the new centre.

An application has been submitted to Mid-Ulster District Council for consideration.

It was drawn up by the Christ Foundation Counselling Ministry.

A registered charity, it is seeking a change of use from former police station and storage buildings to community buildings, together with the retention of the covered sheltered area.

It would be used as a community building by “to rehabilitate people within the wider community with drug and alcohol abuse problems”.

To this end, activities undertaken within the building and sheltered covered area include Christian services and training and learning workshops.

The application will be considered in detail with a decision expected in due course.

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