Acid attack on car at Co Armagh housing estate

Outrage has followed an acid attack on a car at a housing estate in Co Armagh.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:40 pm
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:46 pm

The vehicle had been parked at the Drumbeg estate in Craigavon when the owner found it badly damaged this morning.

One local resident said; “This is the latest attack. Other cars were damaged during the week.”

It is understood a number of cars suffered damage in an apparent ‘keying’ on Saturday night.

Cars damaged in acid attack

One resident said: “Absolutely disgusting, shame and disgrace.”

Another described the perpetrators as ‘lowlifes’ with all hoping that they are caught.

Police said they are appealing for information after a report of criminal damage being caused to a car in the Drumbeg area of Craigavon on March 29.

Inspector Gary Moore said: “It was reported to police at 11.25 am today (Friday) that paint stripper had been poured on to a vehicle parked in the area causing extensive damage to the paintwork. It is understood that the criminal damage occurred sometime between 7 pm on Thursday, 28 March and 10.00 am on Friday, 29 March.

Car badly damaged in acid attack

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 451 of 29/03/19.”

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Car badly damaged in acid attack