D DISTRICT – Device thrown at Police vehicle, Whin Park, Dunmurry
06 Jun 2012Police are appealing for information after a device was thrown at a police vehicle attending a report of criminal damage in the Whin Park area of Dunmurry during the early hours of Wednesday 6 June.
Shortly after midnight officers received a report that a window had been smashed in the area. Officers attended the scene at 12.11am and were in the house when an explosive device was thrown at their vehicle.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Darrin Jones said, "Those who carried out this attack have shown callous disregard for the safety of the local community and the police officers serving this community. We are very fortunate this morning that no one was killed or seriously injured as this occurred in a residential area putting the lives of those living here at serious risk.
"We are committed to providing a service across Northern Ireland despite the attempts of a small minority who attempt to kill officers serving their community and who should be allowed to carry out their duties without the added pressure of misguided individuals intent on causing them harm.
"We are extremely keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or vehicles in this area around midnight last night. Anyone who has any information about this incident should contact police at Lisburn on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."