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BMX bike thrown at police in Portadown

Police in Craigavon have appealed for the public's help after a BMX bike was thrown at officers in Portadown.

The incident happened on Saturday night, when officers were dealing with a number of incidents in the Garvaghy Road area. These included two teenagers missing in separate incidents, an ongoing disturbance in the street and an anti-social behaviour call-out.

In a statement on the PSNI Craigavon Facebook page, a spokesperson said: "What wasn't normal was the BMX bike that was thrown at our crews as they left the area after one of the calls around 6.30pm. Called by the community, came to help the community, then attacked by someone who clearly doesn't care about that same community."

The BMX bike is now being kept by officers at the station, and police have stated they do not believe the owner to be the one who threw it.

The owner of the bicycle is urged to come forward, while anyone with information about who threw the bicycle is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference RM17058504.

The spokesperson added that this behaviour "isn't reflective of a community who call us and work with us on a daily basis to combat criminality".

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