29 October 2005

Vandals damage DPP member's car

BBC

A car belonging to an independent member of the district policing partnership in Larne, County Antrim, has been vandalised.

Corrosive liquid was poured on to the vehicle parked outside Terry McCaughan's home on Victoria Road.

The attack took place between 2020 BST on Friday and 0900 BST on Saturday.

A motive for the attack has not been established. Mr McCaughan said he may have been targeted for his outspoken comments on drug abuse in the area.

"We feel that cocaine use is on the up and we feel that perhaps people in Larne don't want this highlighted," he said.

"I'm not the first independent DPP member to be targeted.

"These people seem to think that if they target you, then you will stop saying things that need to be said.

"I was elected to Larne DPP to monitor things that are going on in the town and I will say things I feel need to be said."

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