Sunday 23 July 2017

Two police officers left shaken after man throws brick at patrol car

The brick struck the windscreen in front of the driver, smashing it. Photo: Twitter/ @PoliceServiceNI
The brick struck the windscreen in front of the driver, smashing it. Photo: Twitter/ @PoliceServiceNI

A police vehicle's windscreen has been smashed during an attack on a patrol in Carrickfergus.

Two officers were left shaken as they were inside the car conducting a mobile patrol of the town when the incident happened early this morning.

The vehicle was exiting Pinewood Avenue at around 2am when a man dressed in a dark hooded jacket with his face covered emerged from an alleyway and threw a brick at the vehicle.

The brick struck the windscreen in front of the driver, smashing it.

The man then ran off back in the direction of the alleway.

Sergeant Brian Caskey said: "The officers were both left shaken but were physically unharmed.

"This attack means that the patrol vehicle will be out of circulation while repairs are carried out. The person responsible needs to be identified and brought to justice. Anyone with information can contact police on 101."

Belfast Telegraph

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