Federation condemns ‘act of terror’ against officer in Larne
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland says the wanton destruction of three cars outside the home of a police officer in Larne was a ‘vile act of attempted intimidation’.
PFNI Chair, Mark Lindsay, said: “This was thuggery and an attempt to intimidate an off-duty officer. In the early hours of this morning, some individual or group decided they would target the property of an officer.
“Skulking in the dark, they set alight and destroyed three cars at the front of the house. Thankfully, no one was injured. This arson attack was an act of terror, an act of madness.
“This was a vile and reprehensible action against an officer who works to protect the community. Faceless bullies need to be apprehended, and I would echo the appeal made by the PSNI to the people of Larne to help track down those responsible for the attack.
“Police officers are as much a part of the community they serve and it is time the community rallied round to end this type of terror.
“My thoughts are with the officer and his family and they should know that no stone will be left unturned in the investigation that has commenced.”