Police are appealing for information following damage caused to several windows at NRC College in the Union Street area of Coleraine between the 7th of July and the 16th of July.
A spokesperson said “Please if you have any information which you believe may assist us in our investigation, please contact Coleraine PSNI on 101, quoting ref CCS 367 of 16/07/18.
Any assistance would be appreciated.”
DUP MLA Maurice Bradley has condemned the attack on the Northern Regional College in Coleraine as an act of wanton vandalism against the education of young people in this area.
The DUP man said: ‘Not for the first time in this area, a school has been targeted by vandals. “Windows were smashed over the weekend causing considerable damage and disruption.
“The NRC is a vital educational cog in the system based at their Coleraine campus and although there is to be a new build shortly, it is no excuse for this sort of attack.
“I would appeal to members of the public to think if they saw anything suspicious over the weekend, and if the did, contact the PSNI on 101 or Crimestoppers. 08700 555 111.
“Those responsible should realise that such vandalism is an attack on the entire community. Thos responsible should think about actually applying to the NRC to take part in some of the excellent courses available which could lead to better qualifications and employment.
Commenting on the vandalism Councillor William McCandless said “It is extremely disappointing that windows have been broken at NRC Coleraine.
The Principal Teri Scott has demonstrated great faith in the people and the town of Coleraine in deciding to expand facilities here. Other areas were available to her and it is sad to see that this is the sort of reward she receives for wanting to enhance this educational facility in our town.
Approximately 1400 students are studying at the Coleraine site studying 3rd level courses such as Engineering, Applied Science and Business studies.
The College is a fantastic environment for people who have perhaps dropped out of education for a short period but who would wish to return and ultimately go to University.
Sadly the ASB still exists around the Anderson’s Park area.
I have been highlighting this for this past couple of years and would appeal to members of the public and residents in the vicinity to report anything they may have witnessed in the past week to the PSNI.”
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