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Gunshots fired into children’s bedroom during ongoing Larne feud

There have been calls for decisive police action after shots were fired into the bedroom of three sleeping children in Larne as part of an ongoing feud. The BBC reported the children were aged 10, seven and three. Police said that around 1.50am on Monday two masked men with shotguns hijacked a Volkswagen Bora in the Craigy Hill area of the town. The car was then driven to a Brustin Brae Road house, where shots were fired at the property and the car was set alight. Press Eye Belfast – Northern Ireland 11th September 2017The scene on the Brustin Brae Road outside Larne in Co. Antrim where shots were fired at a property along with a vehicle being set on fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com The children’s mother, Aislinn Hassin, told the BBC she blamed paramilitaries who were trying to harm her ex-husband, … Continue reading

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Larne: Shots fired into bedroom as children sleep

Image caption A car was burnt out during the attack in Brustin Brae Road Three children, aged 10, seven and three, were asleep in a house in County Antrim when shots were fired into their bedroom on Monday morning. The gun attack took place at a detached house in Brustin Brae Road, Larne. Shots were also fired into the hallway. No one was injured. A car was also set alight and destroyed in the attack. Police have linked the attack to an ongoing feud, and said there would be an increased PSNI presence in Larne. Image caption Aislinn Hassin said she was considering moving house The children’s mother, Aislinn Hassin, told the BBC she blamed paramilitaries who were trying to harm her ex-husband, whose mother owns the property. “It has to stop. They’ve taken a disliking to him. Somebody needs to help and sort this, and we’ve been to loads … Continue reading

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Beggs calls for increased police patrolling in Larne following latest Larne attacks

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 … Continue reading

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Mayor blasts second petrol bomb attack

The mayor of Mid and East Antrim has slammed a petrol bomb attack at a house in Larne which has been targeted for a second time. Cllr Paul Reid says these attacks must stop immediately. Police at the scene in April. He stated: “This totally reckless attack is to be condemned by all right-thinking people. Several petrol bombs were thrown at the property causing scorch damage to a front room at around 1.00 am on Monday. No-one was in the house at the time. The mayor said: “Those responsible showed a complete disregard for the lives of people living in the area. “This senseless attack could easily have resulted in very serious consequences and it is imperative the perpetrators are brought to justice. “This community utterly rejects attacks of this nature and they must cease immediately. “The police investigation is at an early stage and I urge anybody with any … Continue reading

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DUP and SF criticised as waiting list numbers at NI hospitals soar

Waiting times in Northern Ireland hospitals are spiralling out of control with no Executive in place, MLAs have warned By Allan Preston September 1 2017 Waiting times in Northern Ireland hospitals are spiralling out of control with no Executive in place, MLAs have warned. The Department of Health figures for the quarter ending June 30 revealed sharp increases in waiting times for first consultant-led outpatient appointments, inpatient and day case admissions, as well as diagnostic appointments. Almost twice as many patients (64,074) waited more than a year for a first consultant-led outpatient appointment, compared to the same time period last year (30,170). Ministerial targets state that no patients should have to wait this long. Two-thirds of patients (189,289) also waited more than nine weeks, 43,000 more than in the same time last year. For inpatient and day case admissions, 11,000 patients waited over a year, almost 4,500 more than last … Continue reading

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