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Petrol bomb thrown at police attending car crash

“A police officer should never come under attack while simply doing their job.”

Castlemara Drive in Carrickfergus
Castlemara Drive in Carrickfergus
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POLICE IN THE Antrim town of Carrickfergus are appealing for information after a petrol bomb was thrown at officers.

The PSNI members were responding to a callout at around 1.50am. They had been attending a road traffic collision in the Castlemara Drive area.

While there were no injuries, Inspector Mick Wood said that the attack was serious.

There were no injuries or damage caused however this attack should be condemned. The police service belongs to the whole community and police officers are there to serve and protect the whole community.

“A police officer should never come under attack while simply doing their job.

“I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact Larne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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