Monthly Archives: November 2018

Unionists: community will not accept UDA mob rule

Unionists have condemned an outburst of violence from a loyalist faction which the PSNI believes was sparked by its own efforts to crack down on the group’s criminality. DUP MP Sammy Wilson and the UUP’s Roy Beggs, both representing East Antrim, hit out last night after a riot engulfed a neighbourhood in Larne, where police believe up to 40 masked men took to the streets to throw petrol bombs and erect a burning barricade. Mid and East Antrim District Commander Superintendent Darrin Jones speaking to the media about the disorder in Linn Rd area of Larne at PSNI headquarters in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 8, 2018. Members of the public could have been harmed during the incident in Larne on Wednesday night, which saw a burning barricade erected and police officers coming under attack from missiles. See PA story ULSTER Larne. Photo credit should read: Rebecca … Continue reading

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PSNI chief goes on patrol in Carrick estate

One of the most senior PSNI officers in Northern Ireland was taken on a tour in Carrick yesterday. Chief Superintendent Peter Farrar accompanied a neighbourhood officer on a foot patrol, starting in Glenfield estate. A spokesperson for PSNI Carrickfergus said: “The boss wanted to see some of the places he has heard so much about recently. “Whatever you have heard about what’s going on in Carrickfergus, the one message we want to send is that we will not tolerate criminality of any kind. “No matter what you call your gang, what side you claim to be on or what ideology you hide behind, the vast majority of people are sick and tired of the misery and havoc you create.” Earlier this month, Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs called for “tit-for-tat” attacks to stop. The appeal came amid heightened tensions in the town which saw an arson attack on a business … Continue reading

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Beggs condemns ‘criminal activity’ in Larne’s Antiville estate

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has condemned recent “criminal activity” in Larne’s Antiville estate. Mr. Beggs was commenting on disorder last Wednesday night which resulted in missiles being thrown at police and the theft of 45 wheelie bins to form a burning barricade at Linn Road. In a statement, he said: “Burning wheelie bins, attacking police and forcing road closures is endangering the public and preventing citizens from moving to and from their homes. “Local residents are being terrorised and limited public resources are being wasted. Organised criminal activity is adversely affecting the local community. “The question that has to be asked of the organised gang leaders responsible is, what do they believe that they will achieve from burning large numbers of wheelie bins and trying to create some form of no-go area. “They are adversely affecting the local community and wasting ratepayers money. This lawlessness is making it even … Continue reading

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Beggs condemns organised violence in Antiville area of Larne

Commenting on the criminal activity in the Antiville area of Larne, Roy Beggs MLA said: “Burning wheelie bins, attacking police and forcing road closures is endangering the public and preventing citizens from moving to and from their homes. Local residents are being terrorised and limited public resources are being wasted. Organised criminal activity is adversely affecting the local community.   “The question that has to be asked of the organised gang leaders responsible is, what do they believe that they will achieve from burning large numbers of wheelie bins and trying to create some form of no-go area?  They are adversely affecting the local community and wasting ratepayers money.  This lawlessness is making it even more apparent that the community must work with the PSNI directly, and by using the confidential crime stoppers number 0800 555 111, to undermine those involved in criminal activity so that we all have freedom to live … Continue reading

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Kilroot agreement is ‘sensible solution for Northern Ireland’

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed an agreement to retain electricity generation at Kilroot Power Station for the next 12 months. In a statement, Mr. Beggs, who has highlighted concerns about the stability of Northern Ireland’s electricity supply, said: “The systems support services agreement as a result of discussions by the Utilities Regulator, SONI and AES is good for the stability of our electricity supply yet, I am that aware that downward pressures have been applied to Kilroot’s generating costs, which will benefiting consumers. This seems like a sensible solution for Northern Ireland. “n the absence of planning approval for the north/south Inter-connector and alternative new generating capacity, there would be risks to the security of supply over the next few years. “Brexit has added further uncertainty to the single electricity market. I welcome this rethink by the Utilities Regulator and SONI who have recognised the risks to the … Continue reading

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