Care vehicle for the elderly and vulnerable stolen and burnt out in Ards
Newtownards-based Peninsula Care Services is counting the cost after one of its vehicles was stolen and destroyed over the weekend.
The van, used on a daily basis by one of its community nurses, was taken in Bangor.
The organisation provides much needed care for elderly and vulnerable people all along the Ards Peninsula.
Director Jonny Cook says the incident has caused unnecessary stress and will impact the essential services it provides.
"One of Peninsula Care Services domiciliary care vehicles used by my nursing team was stolen and found burnt out in Valentine Playing Fields, Bangor, on Sunday," he said.
"This vandalism has caused unnecessary stress to our nurse and impacts on how they will be able to get to and from work this week.
"Thankfully the staff at Peninsula Care Services have gone out of their way to ensure the loss of this vehicle has not had a negative effect on our customers and service users."
If anyone has any information they are urged to contact PSNI on 101.