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PSNI probes pipe bomb attack on Cushendall apartment

Police at the scene of blast at Mill Street in Cushendall
Police at the scene of blast at Mill Street in Cushendall
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

Police are investigating a suspected pipe bomb attack in the Co Antrim seaside village of Cushendall.

A blast outside an apartment at Mill Street was reported to the PSNI at around 11.10pm on Wednesday.

Police said damage was caused to the door of the property, a wall and two vehicles.

A nearby car park was cordoned off yesterday while officers carried out enquiries.

SDLP councillor Margaret Anne McKillop said the incident was a disgrace.

"I was shocked by reports of an attack on homes in Cushendall last night and immediately contacted the police into the early hours of the morning to establish what had happened," she said.

"People here are totally opposed to this. We don't want this kind of violence in our area. Those responsible need to get off our backs and should be brought to justice.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward and help police with their investigations."

The PSNI said: "We want to appeal to anyone who was in the area on Wednesday night between 11pm and the time the incident was reported to us, and who saw or heard anything suspicious, to get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference number 2334 of 03/07/19."

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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