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Police attacked responding to call of underage drinking

Police came under attack as they tried to deal with reports of underage drinking in a Northern Ireland park.

Officers were sent to Cromelin Park in Donaghadee on Thursday evening.

When they arrived they were met by a large group of young people. 

Police said that while some of them were friendly and engaged with them others decided to pelt them with glass bottles.

Police appealed to parents to know where their children were.

"To those young persons responsible, catch yourselves on," said police.

"This is incredibly reckless and could land someone with life changing injuries.

"Throwing a bottle at police is assault on police, whether or not you succeed or even intended to hit them.

"This behaviour is, simply put, criminal."

No one was injured.

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