BALLYCASTLE DEVICES - police appeal for information


Police have appealed for information following a security alert inside the grounds of Ballycastle PSNI station.

Superintendent John Magill said: “This was a dangerous situation for the Ballycastle community as well as for police officers and staff.

“The Ramoan Road is a busy road and businesses and health and social care facilities are located close to the station.

“Two devices were thrown into the grounds of the police station and were discovered this morning (05 March). One was a viable incendiary device, the other a hoax.

“Thankfully those devices were made safe by ATO and disruption to the community was keep at a minimum.

“Police and the people of Ballycastle have a broadly positive relationship. My hope is that this relationship comes through again as we appeal for information in relation to this incident. If you saw suspicious activity around the station last night or into the early hours this morning please let us know. You can call police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”