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Police vehicles attacked with fireworks and bricks in Newry

Police in Newry have had to take a police vehicle out of service after it was attacked by young people throwing bricks and fireworks.

The incident happened on Sunday night in the Carnagat area of the town while police were responding to a call out for assistance from the local community.

As two police cars were leaving the area they came under attack from young people throwing bricks and fireworks.

As well as the police officers in the car the attack also endangered local residents, a spokesperson for PSNI Newry and Mourne wrote on its Facebook page.

"Due to the reckless nature of those involved a police car has been taken out of service due to the damage caused," it said.

"This behaviour needs to stop."

Anyone with any information about the attack is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting the reference 1415 with the date 24/09/2017.

Alternatively the public can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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