Crossbow seized in Carrickfergus

Crossbow seized in Carrickfergus

Police in Carrickfergus responded to reports that a large crowd of males had gathered in the Castlemara estate yesterday evening, Friday 1 July.

Superintendent Emma Bond said: “Reports suggested some of the males were masked and may have been armed with weapons such as hammers.

Officers attended and dispersed the crowd seizing a number of items including a crossbow.

A 36 year old male and a 46 year old male were arrested.”

The arrested males were later charged on Saturday afternoon, the 46 year old with riotous behaviour and the 36 year old with placing a dangerous object on a road. Both are due to appear in court on 28 July.

As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.