29/04/2021

Three Cars Destroyed During Arson Attack

Three cars have been destroyed following an arson attacked at the house of a serving police officer in Larne.

Three cars were set on fire outside the property on the Glenarm Road shortly before 1.45am on Thursday, 29 April.

The officer, his wife and daughter were in the house at the time but were not physically harmed.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Danny McCubbin said: "Thankfully, no injuries have been reported in what was a terrifying ordeal for the officer and his family.
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"There are no words to describe those who would set fire to vehicles in the dark of night outside a family home when the occupants were asleep inside.

"Their actions stand in stark contrast to the officer who everyday serves our community with dignity, respect and courtesy.

"At the present time we are keeping an open mind as to the motivation behind this attack however a primary line of enquiry is that criminal elements may be responsible.

"Detectives have now initiated a full investigation, which I can assure the community will be thorough and robust."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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