Sunday, March 06, 2016

Pensioner and teenager being questioned after stolen fire engine driven into cars and houses

Two men aged 66 and 19 are being questioned by police about the theft of a fire engine in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

It was driven out of Larne fire station and crashed at Glenarm Road in the town damaging houses and cars. The engine had its flashing lights on when it crashed.

Substantial damage was also caused at the fire station during the break-in. It is understood that no residents were injured in the collision that happened shortly after 4:30am on Saturday.

Police said they received several reports of a fire engine having crashed into a number of cars and gardens at Glenarm Road. They said two men left the scene of the crash. One of them was later taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has since been released.


Ratz said...

Somehow the moment I saw that picture I knew it was NI. I don't know if it's the stupidity or if fire engines in NI somehow look different to the ones in GB.

Barbwire said...

Somehow, I think that alcohol may have been involved.