'Public disturbances' in Carrickfergus

Published Thursday, 10 April 2014
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Motorists and members of the public were advised to avoid parts of Carrickfergus on Thursday evening due to public disturbances in the area.

'Public disturbances' in Carrickfergus
Burning debris blocks a road in Carrickfergus. (© Kevin Scott)

The trouble was reported in the Woodburn Avenue and Hollies areas of the Co Antrim town.

It is understood a van and a number of bins were set on fire in the area and were blocking roads, and that several PSNI landrovers were tasked to the scene.

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson condemned those involved in the trouble.

He added: "There is no place for violence on our streets. The people responsible are attempting to intimidate the local community, but they will not succeed.

"Their actions are not wanted by the people of Carrickfergus or Larne."

© UTV News
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6 Comments
The Original "Observer" in Online - not in UK or anywhere else!! wrote (109 days ago):
"Their actions are not wanted by the people of Carrickfergus or Larne." That sums it all up really, I hope the PSNI catch the scum responsible.
PB in Belfast wrote (109 days ago):
Where's the watercannon ?
Martin in Carrick wrote (109 days ago):
SCUMBAGS that's what these people are, they have nothing to offer the decent people of Carrick.
Frank in Belfast wrote (110 days ago):
Ah the poor mob gotta love them
Ceecee in Carrickfergus wrote (110 days ago):
Ok lets not exaggerate here. 1 car has been set on fire in a housing estate called Woodburn. The rest of Carrickfergus is NOT affected. Stop trying to scare people
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