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Wilson condemns knife attack in Ballymoney

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Ulster Unionist Councillor Darryl Wilson has condemned the knife attack that was reported in the Riverside Park area of Ballymoney last night.

Cllr Wilson said : “There have been a number of alleged incidents occurring in the Riverside Park area of Ballymoney. Over the last number of weeks, including two sightings of people being threatened with knives and groups of people congregating in the park to drink alcohol.

“The Riverside park is a public space located close to two schools, schoolchildren and members of the public should feel safe and confident to travel through this area at any time.

“I have discussed the incidents with our local PSNI team and with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council PCSP staff.

“A concerted effort will now be made to increase police patrols of the area. Any breeches of local bylaws and/or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated and could lead to prosecutions resulting in a criminal record.”

Constable Rainey of the local PSNI says: “Police are investigating a report that shortly at around 5.30pm a male was chased at a park in Ballymoney area, by another male who was carrying a knife. The male carrying the knife is described as being in his 20’s, approximately 5ft 10 inches tall, of slim build, wearing a black hoody and combats.

Police responded to the incident and conducted a search of the park. Police would appeal to anyone who may have information relating to the incident to contact police at Coleraine on 101and quote the reference number 903 of 21/11/2016.”

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