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Man seeks medical treatment after vehicle destroyed in Carrickfergus petrol bomb attack

Owner Hugh Neeson at his 4x4 vehicle that was destroyed in a petrol bomb attack at Elizabeth Avenue in Carrickfergus.

Owner Hugh Neeson at his 4x4 vehicle that was destroyed in a petrol bomb attack at Elizabeth Avenue in Carrickfergus.

An elderly Co Antrim man with a heart condition has sought medical treatment after his car was destroyed in a petrol bomb attack.

The 4x4 vehicle was set alight at Elizabeth Avenue in Carrickfergus around 11.15pm on Thursday.

Speaking to the News Letter last night, the car’s owner, 69-year-old Hugh Neeson, said: “I have a bad heart and this hasn’t helped me any.

“The police were here today and I can’t say much about it, but there were three boys ran away.

“It was well-planned and that is all I am saying.”

The vehicle was parked in a parking bay at the front of Mr Neeson’s home. It has been totally destroyed.

None of the cars parked nearby were damaged.

Earlier Mr Neeson told the BBC: “I was in bed and I hadn’t a clue until my wife came home and said, ‘your jeep’s on fire’.”

In an appeal for information, police said they wanted to speak to anyone who saw three youths running away from the area shortly after it happened.

 

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