Cars destroyed in Antrim arsons

Published Thursday, 24 April 2014
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Two cars have been destroyed and one badly damaged after they were set alight during a series of attacks on vehicles in Antrim overnight.

Cars destroyed in Antrim arsons
Police have not yet established a motive. (© Pacemaker)

At around 5.25am on Thursday, it was reported that a Citroen C2 car which was parked in the Rathkyle area had been set on fire.

Police and the Fire Service attended and the fire was extinguished.

The car was destroyed and extensive damage was also caused to a Subaru car.

Meanwhile, a rear window of a Volkswagen car parked in the area was also smashed.

At around the same time, the passenger window of a Renault car was broken. It was parked at a car park on Queens Road where a number of young people had been seen.

A short time later, at 5.40am, a Vauxhall Vectra car was set alight in the Oaktree Drive area.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and put out the blaze, however, the car was also destroyed.

At Rathmore Gardens, a Vauxhall Astra car was stolen as a result of a creeper style burglary at a house overnight - it was recovered by police in the Greystone Road area at around 9am.

An attempt to break into another vehicle, a Ford car in the Edenvale Park area, was also reported to police.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "A motive has not yet been established, however police are investigating a possible link between these incidents and the arson attacks on cars in the Oaktree Drive and Rathkyle areas.

"Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incidents or with anyone with any information to contact them at Antrim Police Station.

"They are particularly keen to hear from taxi drivers or anyone who was in the area early this morning and seen anyone or anything that appeared out of the ordinary."

Anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information can contact PSNI at Antrim Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
jasper in antrim wrote (279 days ago):
More cars burnt in Antrim .How many is that in the last 18 months.To many .need more arrests.
why cant people write normal in belfast wrote (279 days ago):
tash you need to sort out your grammer. It gave me a headache trying to work out what you were saying.
tash in antrim wrote (279 days ago):
I no the guy hu owns the c2 an the subura an it wasnt ryt on wot they done. Dis happened my fella on new years nyt. Expect they didnt burn it they just took it to belfast and wreckd the crap ota it. Lyk always the police wont do anyfin anout it. It sickens me.
jonathan in antrim wrote (279 days ago):
Here we go again,car attacks in antrim town. youths upto no good most of the evenings every evening damaging the area around steeple where this burnt out car is and nothing been done about it. the town is out of control.
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