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Dickson: Larne attacks cannot be allowed to escalate further

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has strongly condemned those behind continued arson attacks in Larne.

Describing the situation as 'extremely serious', the MLA for the area appealed for anyone with information to contact the police immediately, as premises in the town centre became the latest target of an attack.

He said: "Arson is an extremely serious, dangerous crime and there can be no place for these sorts of violent incidents.

"This is now a number of incidents we have seen take place in Larne, with the belief it is a fall-out between individuals which has now escalated. It cannot be allowed to increase further. I would urge anyone with information to speak to the police immediately.

"Fire is destructive and unpredictable, with each senseless act increasing the risk that someone will get hurt. My thoughts are with those whose property has already fallen victim and the local members of the fire and rescue services who face the tough task of bringing each blaze under control."

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