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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# carrickfergus

This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Second boy (14) arrested after two petrol bombs thrown at police in Antrim yesterday
Yesterday a 15-year-old boy was arrested and changed in relation to the incident.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Boy (15) charged after two petrol bombs thrown at police officers in Antrim
No injuries or damage was reported as a result of the incident.
This year
Eight-year-old girl dies in Co Antrim crash
Another child is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Man assaulted in Carrickfergus by six masked hammer wielding men
The victim was walking his dog at night when he was attacked with hammers and bats.
Eleven on-duty ambulance staff attacked in the North in early hours of the Twelfth
Five staff were physically attacked, including being punched, kicked, bitten and spat at in one incident.
Last year
Man (94) dies following boating incident off Carrickfergus coast
The PSNI are treating the incident as a tragic drowning.
Woman attacked by men armed with hammers during burglary in Carrickfergus
The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Antrim councillors set to debate renaming of Prince Andrew Way in Carrickfergus
A spokesperson for the council said that a motion to change the name of Prince Andrew Way is set to be held later this year.
All time
Man hospitalised after ‘particularly vicious’ baseball bat attack in Antrim
Police say the men repeatedly hit the victim with the bats around the head, legs and chest.
Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.
Antrim funfair ride collapse caused by 'misuse of equipment' by teenagers, says operator
Six people were left injured when the funfair ride at Planet Fun in Carrickfergus collapsed yesterday.
'Senseless and reckless': Police attacked as violence flares again in parts of Northern Ireland
The incidents are the latest in several days of disorder.
Three arrested following discovery of man's body at a flat in Carrickfergus
Detectives from the Major Investigation Team launched a murder investigation following the discovery.
Police want to know who wrote them anonymous letter with 'vital information' on murder of prominent loyalist
44-year-old George Gilmore was gunned down in broad daylight in Carrickfergus in March.
Woman arrested and police call for calm after 'reckless' murder of prominent loyalist
George Gilmore was gunned down in Carrickfergus on Monday.
This story about a Carrickfergus goat causing chaos has taken on a life of its own
With many puns.
Man shot in both legs in paramilitary style shooting this evening
Nobody has been arrested at this stage.
Petrol bomb thrown at police attending car crash
“A police officer should never come under attack while simply doing their job.”
Windscreen of police car smashed with officers inside
Police are appealing for help in identifying the man.
Two men arrested over murder of 'vulnerable individual' who went missing seven years ago
The body of Mark Gourley has never been located.
Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
Eighth man arrested over attempted murder and loyalist disorder in Larne
Crowds of up to 100 people were involved in the violence last month. Trouble last night in Carrickfergus is being linked with those disturbances.
Thieves stole pensioners' wallet as he made them a cup of tea
The men were allowed into the property after telling the homeowner they would do some work on his roof.
Damage to three houses after oil tank in suburban garden set ablaze
The alarm was raised at around 1am, after it was reported that both an oil tank and a house were on fire in a Carrickfergus estate.
Man knocked unconscious after altercation between two dog walkers
Police search for 6′ 3″ man with “bulging” eyes following the incident in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim on Monday evening.
IRFU expresses condolences to family of boy, 14, after rugby death
Ben Robinson was ruled to have passed away from brain injuries caused by Second Impact Syndrome.
Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus
The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.
Man shot once in each leg in paramilitary-style shooting
The man is being treated in hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
PSNI reopen murder case of man beaten to death 15 years ago
Charlie Strain died from a brutal beating to the head and body on 1 June 1998 in Antrim.
Man pulled from car by hijackers
The incident occurred in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, yesterday. Meanwhile, PSNI members were attacked by youths throwing stones and petrol bombs in Derry.
Alliance Party calls for Assembly to unite against attacks in Antrim, Down
Last night the offices and homes of Alliance Party members were attacked and a number of police officers injured in protests.
Four arrested in Antrim following violent protest
Over 1,500 people had gathered to protest against Belfast City Council’s decision to stop flying the union flag every day.
Police suspect arson in attack on Carrickfergus premises
A fire broke out yesterday evening at a commercial premises in the Trailcock Road area of Carrickfergus.
Update: Man arrested over 1996 murder released without charge
28-year-old businessman Simon Tang was killed as he left his takeaway business in Antrim in June 1996.
Three men arrested in connection with death of 45-year-old
There were three serious stabbing incidents in Northern Ireland over the weekend.
London 2012: Introducing... Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern
The duo finished 10th in the Sailing World Championships last year.