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Mayor appeals for information following ‘reckless’ attack on lorry driver



The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, has condemned as ‘despicable’ the actions of those responsible for a terrifying attack on a lorry being driven along the A8 near Larne at the weekend.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw anyone in or around the Moss Road junction at around 10.40pm on Friday, 8 January, to contact them.

“This was a despicable attack which could have had tragic consequences”, Mayor Johnston said.


The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, has condemned as ‘despicable’ the actions of those responsible for a terrifying attack on a lorry being driven along the A8 near Larne at the weekend.

“At a time when our emergency services and NHS staff are under the most extreme pressure they have ever faced, to put lives in danger in this way is just cruel and senseless.

“I would urge anyone who can assist the police investigation into this incident to get in touch immediately on 101, quoting reference number 1944 08/01/21. Details can also be reported online using the non-emergency reporting form via:


“I would also like to extend my best wishes to the driver of the lorry, who I understand sustained serious facial injuries. Lorry drivers are among the essential workers who ensure we have access to food and vital supplies at this difficult time, and they deserve to be able to carry out their jobs safely and without fear of being attacked in this way.”

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