Kelly condemns attacks on firefighters

Local Alliance Councillor Neil Kelly has expressed disgust at continuing attacks on fire fighters in the Antrim area. The latest attacks occurred on Sunday night in the Castle Way area in Antrim town.

Councillor Neil Kelly said: “These attacks are potentially putting the lives of firefighters and the lives of the general public at risk. I am very concerned at reports suggesting that children were involved in these incidents.

“I would appeal to parents to ensure that their children are not involved in this reckless and destructive behaviour. I would also ask that all representatives across the community do all they can to stop such attacks. When the fire service and police are caught up in these incidents they are not able to respond to real emergencies and again this puts lives at risk.

“Meetings have taken place involving community groups, emergency services including the fire service and the PSNI, and local representatives but this disgraceful activity continues. I would appeal to anyone who has any information regarding these incidents to contact police as a matter of urgency.”


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