East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs has condemned the recent arson attack in the Ferris Avenue area of Larne on Tuesday morning (29th August) following an earlier petrol bomb attack in Craigyhill and called for anyone with information to come forward to police.
Roy Beggs MLA said “Following reports early this morning of the fire in Ferris Avenue, Larne I am advised that it is now being treated as arson, after being extinguished by the NIFRS. Like the vast majority of individuals in the local community, I too would condemn those responsible for this thoughtless and reckless arson attack – It endangered the residents of the house in addition to neighbours and passers-by. Similarly, the petrol bomb attack at a house in Craigyhill, which is the second time the property has been targeted this year could also have endangered neighbours. This shows a complete disregard of the dangers of fire spreading and to human life and should be condemned by all.”
Mr Beggs recently met with local PSNI officers in Larne alongside Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, John Stewart MLA and Larne Ulster Unionist Party Councillors on Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.
Mr Beggs, who spoke to a senior local PSNI officer on Tuesday morning about the attacks added “I would appeal to anyone with information that could help to identify those behind the arson and petrol bomb attack to contact the PSNI on 101 or alternatively you can share information anonymously through the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.”