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Police car windscreen is smashed in Bangor as officers respond to callout

Damage: The broken windscreen
Damage: The broken windscreen
Gareth Cross

By Gareth Cross

The windscreen of a PSNI car was smashed while officers were responding to a callout early yesterday morning.

Police were attending an incident in the Ballyferris Walk area of Bangor when the car was attacked.

The car was parked in the street when it was extensively damaged.

Inspector Prendergast said "the community has one less police vehicle to patrol the area to keep people safe" as a result of the damage.

Alliance councillor Connie Egan said the culprits should be ashamed.

"Those who did this do not speak for or represent the vast majority of the people of Bangor," she said.

"All they have done is harm their own community, as residents will now have one less police car protecting them thanks to this senseless incident."

Inspector Prendergast added: "This type of wanton destruction is in no way a reflection on the community in Bangor, who are very supportive of police. The perpetrator or perpetrators do not speak for anyone but themselves," he said.

"Their actions only serve to damage and hurt the very community they live amongst. This is an attack on the people in their own community.

"There will be a full and robust investigation to identify and bring those who are responsible before the courts."

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