Wednesday 21 March 2018

Manhunt launched as masked man fires crossbow at van at petrol station

PSNI (stock photo)
PSNI (stock photo)

Lesley-Anne McKeown

Police are hunting a masked man who fired a crossbow bolt at a van in Co Antrim.

It happened on the forecourt of a Carrickfergus petrol station on Tuesday.

Two men who were in the black Renault Traffic van escaped uninjured but minor damage was caused to the vehicle.

Detective Constable Loreen Glenn said: "We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who may be able to assist the police investigation in any way."

The incident happened at about 5.15pm at a petrol station on Prince Andrew Way.

East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson described the attack as sinister.

He said: "The use of such a serious weapon makes this a particularly sinister incident.

"The crossbow is a lethal weapon and its use could be considered attempted murder. My thoughts are with the two men who were the victims of this attack, which has shocked the local community.

"I appeal to anyone with information on this incident to contact police immediately."

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