Two charged over Antrim attacks

Published Wednesday, 20 February 2013
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A man and a teenage girl have been charged with offences in connection with a series of attacks on homes in Antrim on Monday.

Two charged over Antrim attacks
Two people have been charged with aggravated burglary. (© Pacemaker)

A 44-year-old man is accused of five offences including aggravated burglarly with intent to inflict grevious bodily harm and disorderly behaviour.

A 16-year-old girl was also charged with aggravated burglarly with intent to inflict grevious bodily harm.

They are due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning.

Three properties in the Greystone estate were damaged during a spate of attacks on Monday evening.

One homeowner described how a group carrying machetes and hammers tried to force their way into the property she shares with her four-year-old twins.

The gang smashed the kitchen and living room windows, before kicking the front door open at around 9pm on Monday.

They then ransacked the house, wrecking laptops and televisions and also stealing a mobile phone.

A 35-year-old man was assaulted and received injuries to his hand during the attacks.

Shortly after 10pm, a group of people tried to break into an upstairs flat nearby. Just minutes later, a third property, believed to be empty, was deliberately set on fire.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
jasper in antrim wrote (706 days ago):
Why is this story not being reported properly now is it because the news team got it wrong.
jasper in co.antrim wrote (706 days ago):
I live in the area this is not all one sided one house was attacked then retaliation on the second two properties there was two other properties damaged and a car the NEWS should say the proper story.
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