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Senior officer oversees investigations into crimes against elected representatives

07 Dec 2012

Detectives investigating a number of incidents at business premises and homes of local elected representatives in recent days have appealed for information.

On Wednesday 5 December, a local political office in the West Street area of Carrick was entered. The office was ransacked and set alight, causing substantial damage.

A paint bomb was also thrown at a house in the Carnalea area of Bangor on Wednesday night. A front living room window of the house was also broken.

And in the early hours of Thursday 6 December, police on patrol in the Bangor area discovered that petrol had been poured over the shutters of premises in the Abbey Street area. NIFRS were called to disperse the liquid.

Police are also investigating threats which have been made against a number of individuals.

A senior detective has now been appointed to oversee all the investigations.

Superintendent Jonathan Roberts explained: “There have been a number of incidents in recent days which are being investigated.

“I am now urging the public to assist us with those investigations by coming forward with any information.

“Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police immediately 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.”