Mid Ulster MP condemns Halloween attack on fire service in Coalisland

Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy
Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy

Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy has condemned last night's attack fire service personnel in Coalisland.

The incidents happened while officers were dealing with Halloween call-outs. No one was injured.

The Sinn Féin representative has said a small number of youths threw fireworks and missiles.

"I condemn outright the attacks that took place in Coalisland,” he said, describing it as regrettable.

Mr Molloy said they had a very successful fireworks display with about 2,000 families and young people attending.

“So it’s regrettable a small number of youths were firing fireworks and missiles at the fire service who are there to protect and look after local people," he stressed.