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Ballycastle stabbing condemned | Concern over marked increase in antisocial behaviour in town



It is reported that a man has been taken to hospital for treatment after being stabbed early this morning in Ballycastle. The incident is reported to have occurred at an address in the Fogarty Crescent area of the town.


Detectives are appealing for information following the incident.


Detective Sergeant Lorimer said: “We received a report at 7.50am that a man had been stabbed at a house in the Fogarty Crescent area of the town.





“The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.


“Three men, aged 26, 29 and 32, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including aggravated burglary with intent to steal and grievous bodily harm with intent. They remain in custody, assisting with our enquiries.


“Our enquiries continue and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 256 of 25/02/21.”


A report can also be made using the online reporting form via:


www.psni.police.uk/makeareport





It comes as local Sinn Féin Councillor, Cara McShane said recently there has been a marked increase in antisocial behaviour in the same area of the seaside town.

Ballycastle Sinn Féin Councillor, Cara McShane, condemned the stabbing incident. The Sinn Féin representative said: "Once again people in this town have woke up to news of another anti-social incident. "There has been a marked increase in anti-social behaviour, concentrated in the same area of Ballycastle.



"There is no space in our society for this type of behaviour. While people are volunteering and helping others during this health pandemic, a mindless minority on the other end of the spectrum are wracking havoc in this community and casting a dark cloud over other people's lives. "These actions are reprehensible and I would appeal to anyone who has information to bring that forward to the police."