Belfast Telegraph

PSNI plea to parents after officers stoned in Lurgan

By Staff Reporter

Police have appealed for parents to keep a closer watch on their children after officers came under attack in Lurgan from a group of around 150 youths.

The incident happened on Saturday night at Portadown Road, when police officers attempted to approach the crowd at a subway.

People in the crowd, some of whom were believed to be 13 or younger, threw stones and bottles at police.

The PSNI wrote on its local Facebook page: "The chucking continued into residential areas of Shankill estate, showing how much some of your little cherubs care about houses, cars and people.

"Residents there have been tormented for a while, and it seems to be coming to a head again."

It added that the local police did not have the resources to arrest the entire crowd.

And it advised that parents should be aware of where their children are.

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