Police were called to a suspected pipe bomb attack in Cushendall in the early of this morning.
The suspect device is believed to have exploded at the rear of an apartment close to Bridge Street in the town, which was occupied by a male at the time,
Sinn Fein Councillor for the area, Oliver McMullan, has spoken out condemning the attack, saying’
“Tonights attack I must condemn it, because it was the wrong thing to do, I would be calling on the Police to make a full report on this, not only on the attack, but on the reasons behind it, because this is not what we have here in the Glens, we are not used to this sort of thing.”
Inspector O’Brien said:
“We received a report at approximately 11:10pm of what was described as ‘a loud bang’ in the Mill Street area of the village.
“Police attended the scene where damage had been caused to a door and its frame, part of a wall and to two cars parked in the vicinity.
“Mill Street car park remains cordoned off this morning as officers continue with enquiries.
“Properties on Bridge Street and Mill Street can only be accessed at this time via their front entrances.
“I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area last night, between 11pm and the time the incident was reported to us, and who saw or heard anything suspicious to get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference number 2334 of 03/07/19.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
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