Strabane police cars attacked at scene of sudden death

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PSNI crest on car bonnet

Police in County Tyrone have criticised as "mindless" an attack on their vehicles while officers went to the scene of a sudden death.

It happened at the Ballycolman estate in Strabane on Monday evening.

Writing on the Strabane PSNI Facebook page, a police officer said their cars were attacked while attempting to deal with what was "a sensitive matter".

"These young people were well aware of the issue being dealt with but refused to desist from their behaviour."

The officer added: "Whilst we are trying to reduce the use of the Land Rover in dealing with calls, and I appreciate they can be quite noisy when driving around estates, it is behaviour like this that forces the police to use these heavy vehicles as they are less easily damaged."