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Friday, October 30, 2020

Police treating Dervock car blaze as ‘deliberate’

A car was set ablaze in the village of Dervock over the weekend in being treated as a deliberate act of vandalism, according to police.

The car blaze in the McArthur Avenue area of the village occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Local Councillor for the area, John McAuley has condemned the attack.

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“I unreservedly condemn this kind of activity, which we all hoped was a thing of the past.” Said the Councillor.

“Without knowing the circumstances or reasons for the attack which are irrelevant, it is totally unacceptable for anyone to take the law into their own hands and would urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as a matter of urgency to help them with their enquiries.”

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A spokesperson for the PSNI has said:

“Police attended a report of car on fire at the McArthur Avenue area of Ballymoney on Sunday 9th August.

Continuing Inspector Mick Wood said: “It was reported at approximately 3am that a white Ford Fiesta was alight in the area. Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

“Enquiries are continuing and the fire is being treated as deliberate.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information or anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact police on 101 quoting reference 459 09/08/20. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. 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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