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Police coming under attack from youths throwing fireworks for second night in a row

Police in Lurgan have been attacked by a gang of youths throwing fireworks for a second night in a row.

Officers on duty in the Shankill area of the town are having to protect themselves as they have tonight (Tuesday) appealed for parents to take control.

Posting on social media, a PSNI spokesperson has appealed for parents to “step up”.

“There are nearly 40 incidents on our screen since 4pm,” the spokesperson commented. “Assaults, missing people, suspicious vehicles, RTCs, alarm activations, domestics.

“Now, we’re coming under attack from kids throwing fireworks at us around Rectory in Shankill.

“We’re also getting hoax calls on 999 from the area with kids screaming down the phone at our call handlers.”

This, they claim, is the second night in a row they are suffering at the hands of the yobs.

“Get out there and take control of your children, before your inaction causes us to be unable to help those who actually need it.

“Residents are being tortured with fireworks being fired all over the place. Time for you to step up.

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