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Vandals pull out wires and then set fire to poles in dead of night

By Francesca Ryan

Up to £22,000 worth of damage has been caused to two police CCTV cameras. The poles damaged are located on the Falls Road and in Glenavy, at the Lisburn Road-Airport Road junction. The damage was caused in the early hours of last Friday morning when vandals pulled the cameras off their poles and the electrics were also set on fire.



The PSNI confirmed that up to £22,000 worth of damage was caused to the cameras that monitor the areas and the electric cables inside the free-standing poles on which they are mounted.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed either incident or who has any information to contact them.  They are also keen to speak with the occupants of a dark coloured Audi that was seen in the area of the cameras.

They can be contacted at Lisburn on 0845 600 8000.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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