Paint bombs thrown at police

Published Friday, 08 June 2012
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Police have been attacked with paint bombs as they carried out raids in Craigavon.

Paint bombs thrown at police
No one was injured during the attack in Craigavon. (© UTV)


Ammunition was found during the searches which took place in the Aldervale area on Thursday night.

A firework was also set off during the disturbances, and police recovered a quantity of ammunition.

Craigavon Area Commander, Chief Inspector Anthony McNally said: "It was disappointing and disheartening to see a small group of people attack police officers who were there to protect the public and make the area safer.

"The mindless thuggery of these few will not prevent us from delivering a protective service to the local community.

"On this occasion we were able to remove a quantity of ammunition from the community.

"We will continue to tackle criminality wherever it occurs and would ask for the continued support of local residents," he added.

© UTV News
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2 Comments
Tomc in Belfast wrote (684 days ago):
Must be more police harassment -lets get a protest going! Oh sorry that's right, they found ammunition! Maybe one of the police's random drive by search decisions proved to be right......or maybe it's not harassment, and just damned good police work!
jim in belfast wrote (685 days ago):
well well well ...republican street violence every week and the republican politicans remain quiet
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