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Two men arrested after crashing stolen fire engine

The incident happened last night just before 4.30am.

Image: David Young/PA Wire

POLICE HAVE MADE two arrests after a fire engine was stolen and crashed into a number of cars in a town in Antrim.

Police received a number of reports just before 4.30am this morning of a fire engine having crashed into cars and gardens in the Glenarm Road area of Larne, a seaport town on the east coast of Antrim.

Larne fire station also sustained a lot of damage as a result. Both men suspected of being involved in the incident fled the scene after the event.

Fire engine stolen Source: David Young/Pa Wire

Fire engine stolen Source: David Young

One of the men was taken to hospital for injuries he sustained during the incident, but has since been released.

The two men – aged 66 and 19 – are currently in police custody.

PSNI inspector Trevor Atkinson appealed for any witnesses to the event to come forward.

Anyone in Northern ireland who wants to contact police can do so by dialling 101, or alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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