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Petrol bomb attacks over two nights at Co Armagh flats

The flats have been at the heart of anti-social behaviour in the area

An investigation has been launched after two petrol bombs attacks on a block of flats in as many nights in Lurgan this week.

The Dingwell Flats in the Taghnevan estate were targeted on both Tuesday and Wednesday night.

The flats have been at the heart of many problems for the area over the years, with anti-social behaviour rife.

However, councillor Liam Mackle is determined to help the area and its residents who want to live “free from fear of attack”.

“I have been working with residents in recent times to find lasting solutions to the problems at the flats in Dingwell,” councillor Mackle explained.

“Unfortunately small numbers of criminal and anti social elements are still determined to blight the lives of citizens.

“The Housing Executive have committed to taking a number of measures to improve the Dingwell area and it is important that this moves ahead quickly.

“Attacks such as this serve no purpose.

“Residents deserve to live in a safe environment free from fear of attack.

“Taghnevan has a strong community and I am confident that together we will defeat these elements.

“Anyone with any information about the recent incidents should contact the PSNI or myself.”

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