Belfast Telegraph

Portrush RNLI lifeboat damaged by vandals

Police are investigating after damage was caused to the RNLI lifeboat in Portrush.

The unknown individuals gained access to the boat overnight while it was docked in the Harbour.

The lock of the internal cabin door was broken off and the throttle tempered with.

Inspector Yvonne McManus said: "The boat is a valued lifesaving resource and the RNLI as a charity rely on public donations to maintain this life saving service.

"It is despicable that anyone would attempt to cause any kind of damage to the lifeboat.

"Thankfully the damage is minor and the boat is still available for emergencies."

Inspector McManus added: £Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 469 18/11/17.”


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