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Masked youths attack Belfast's Campbell College in 'school rivalry'

The incident happened at Campbell College in east Belfast. Credit: Google Maps
The incident happened at Campbell College in east Belfast. Credit: Google Maps

Police in east Belfast have issued a warning after a school was vandalised by a gang of youths as part of a "rivalry" between two schools.

It was reported that a large group of masked youths entered the grounds of Campbell College and threw eggs and flour over statues and the entrance of the school on Wednesday night.

The PSNI's Tactical Support Group (TSG) and three Local Policing Teams (LPT) responded to the scene and detained two suspects.

In a post on social media, PSNI East Belfast said: "I just want to take this opportunity to make sure that you are all aware that YES throwing eggs at property is criminal damage, yes you are committing an offence, yes you will be dealt with by police and yes you could get a criminal record as a result."

Police said the attack is believed to be linked to a "rivalry" between two schools.

"I know you think it’s a bit of a laugh, a bit of craic and it’s harmless. However, just have a think about your career prospects when you have a conviction or caution for a criminal offence," they added.

"Also, think about the residents who were boarding at the school who you frightened the life out of."

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