'Public disturbances' in Carrickfergus

'Public disturbances' in Carrickfergus

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

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."

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