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Petrol bomb thrown at police car in Carrickfergus Castlemara attack

By Michael McHugh

Published 23/05/2016

A petrol bomb was thrown at a police vehicle in Carrickfergus
A petrol bomb was thrown at a police vehicle in Carrickfergus

A petrol bomb was thrown at a police vehicle in Carrickfergus early yesterday morning, as officers attended a road accident in the Castlemara Drive area.

No injuries or damage was caused.

Inspector Mick Wood said: "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."

Alliance Party Assembly member Stewart Dickson said: "Those behind this reckless attack have nothing to offer our society and I must condemn their actions.

"There can never be any justification for attacking the police, who are carrying out their job, aiming to keep everyone safe from harm. We are fortunate that an officer was not injured or worse and I would urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible."

SDLP councillor Margaret Anne McKillop said: "No one should come under attack in this society for simply doing their job. Those behind this sinister crime have nothing to offer the people of County Antrim."

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