Police car struck by brick during anti-social incident

A police vehicle was struck by a brick during the incident in Larne.
A police vehicle was struck by a brick during the incident in Larne.

Police are urging parents to be aware of their children’s whereabouts after criminal damage was caused to a number of vehicles in Larne in recent nights.

It is understood police responded to further reports of criminal damage in the area of the Harbour Highway and Narrow Gauge Road on Friday, February 17, with youths throwing bricks at passing vehicles. This follows similar incidents in the area on Thursday, February 16.

Commenting on Friday’s incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Whilst dealing with the incident, a police vehicle was struck by a brick thrown by one of the crowd.

“Officers would like to remind the young people involved of grave and potentially lethal consequences of throwing bricks at moving vehicles. Any of those engaged in such activity will face prosecution and those in the vicinity will have their details recorded and letters will be sent to their parents.

“Police would appeal to parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children and to advise their children to refrain from gathering in large groups in these areas.”