Device thrown at officers in Armagh

Police officers have escaped injury after a device was thrown at them in Co Armagh.

The attack happened during a search at around 10am today in the Drumbeg areas of Craigavon.

Neighbourhood inspector Philip Shepherd said: “Those who carried out this attack have shown callous disregard for the safety of the local community and my officers, especially as a number of children were close by at the time of the attack.”

There have been a number of attacks on police and other violent acts recently.

Vehicles were hijacked last week after the two killers of Constable Stephen Carroll, who was going to the aid of a 999 caller in the area when he was ambushed and shot by the Continuity IRA, were sentenced to life imprisonment.

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