'Gaming bus' coming to Carrickfergus

GodmodeX bus.
GodmodeX bus.

A video gaming bus is coming to Carrickfergus later this month as part of an initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The PSNI, along with Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) will be hosting the GodmodeX bus at two locations in the town.

Inside the bus.

Inside the bus.

It follows ongoing efforts to combat issues of anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and criminal damage over the summer months.

GodmodeX provides entertainment to all ages through video games.

The company has a gaming bus with its own sound system that can also be used for karaoke.

The GodmodeX video gaming bus will be in Carrickfergus for the following dates:

- Friday, August 17, 7-9pm at Sunnylands Community Centre carpark;

- Saturday, August 25, 7-9pm at Marine Gardens carpark.

Sergeant Helen Hargy from Mid and East Antrim PSNI said: “Police work with partners to tackle underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour. Mid and East Antrim PSCP have funded a gaming bus, and worked closely with local PSNI, using this as a diversionary tool to keep young people off the streets and also build relationships in a forum that young people relate to.”

Chair of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Cllr Brian Collins added: “Anti-social behaviour remains a priority for Mid and East Antrim PCSP and this initiative aims to give local young people something positive to do during the long, boring summer holidays."