Following the latest in a series of arson attacks and a hijacking, Roy Beggs MLA has called for increased police patrolling and for the public to provide information to help end the intimidation and feuding in Larne.
Roy Beggs MLA said, “The arson attack on two cars in Magee Park resulted in extensive damage to the adjacent home. We must thank the Fire & Rescue Service for their speedy response in putting out the fire and thankfully I am unaware of reports of anyone been seriously injured.”
Subsequently in Craigyhill, a Volkswagen Bora was hijacked by 2 masked armed men.
The local Ulster Unionist MLA said, “It must be of concern to the entire community when a car is hijacked at gun point. I am sure the occupants of the car will have been traumatised. I am led to believe that the car was then driven to an address on the Brustin Brae Road and then set alight – troublingly, there has been a report of gun shots at the property. With the on-going gang feud there appears to be an increasing risk that members of the public could get caught up in it.
I have spoken to the local Police commander and call for addition police activity to help bring the series of attacks to an end. I would call for the feuding to end and would also urge the public to assist the PSNI with any relevant information directly or if preferred via the confidential CrimeStoppers number 0800 555 111.”