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Pictured: Cars damaged during wrecking spree in Northern Ireland town

The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene at Carnrawsy Walk in Carrickfergus where a 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday night after a number of vehicles were damaged on Saturday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

At least five cars were damaged in a wrecking spree in Carrickfergus.

Police said it happened in the Carnrawsy Walk area of Carrickfergus on Saturday night.

Sergeant Wickham-Thomas said “It was reported that shortly after 11.15 pm a man was damaging multiple vehicles in the area with a knife before making off in the direction of Northlands.

"A 17-year-old male was detained by police shortly after this and was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon and numerous counts of criminal damage.  He is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries."

"Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1649 of 27/01/18.  Or, alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

UPDATE: A 17-year-old was later charged over the incident.

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