Mayor condemns attack on property in Ballymena

Friday 21 April 2017

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, has condemned an attack on a property in Ballymena during the early hours of Friday.

Mayor Audrey Wales MBE

Cllr Wales said: “This totally reckless attack on a family home could have had catastrophic consequences.

“The police investigation is at a very early stage and I would urge anybody with any information to contact the PSNI on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

“It is understood a petrol bomb was thrown at the property at around 3.45am, causing extensive damage.

“According to the PSNI, three adults and a 12-year-old boy were inside the house at the time. Thankfully they were all uninjured.

“Those responsible showed a complete disregard for the lives of those inside the property and their neighbours.

“This senseless attack could easily have resulted in tragedy and it is imperative the perpetrators are brought to justice.

“This community utterly rejects attacks of this nature and will no doubt support this family through their ordeal.”

The incident happened in the Alfred Street Place area.