Police probe Carrickfergus graffiti spree

Police are investigating a link between six reports of graffiti at various locations in the Carrickfergus area.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 11:59 am

It is believed the damage was caused sometime overnight at buildings on Taylor’s Avenue, Belfast Road, Albert Road, and North Street.

Superintendent Michael Simpson said: “We believe all of these reports are linked and I would urge anyone with information about who is responsible or saw any suspicious activity in these areas overnight, to call us on 101, and quote reference number 1362 of 02/02/21.”

Threatening loyalist graffiti appeared in the east Antrim town earlier in the week amid heightened tensions over the Brexit fallout.

Graffiti daubed on premises in Unity Street, Carrickfergus.
Graffiti daubed on premises in Unity Street, Carrickfergus.

Condemning those behind the graffiti, Alliance Councillor Noel Williams said: “It is an absolute disgrace and damaging property in the town. It is not the way to resolve these issues.”

Incidents in neighbouring Larne are under police investigation too.

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Messages have been sprayed at locations close to the town centre, including Lancasterian Street.

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