Two held after fire engine stolen and driven into cars and houses


Two men are being questioned by police after a fire engine was stolen from a station and driven into nearby cars and houses.

The incident happened in Larne, Co Antrim in the early hours of Saturday.

There have been no reported injuries.

Group commander Kevin O'Neill from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue and Service (NIFRS) said: "At approximately 04:30 this morning Larne station was broken into and a fire engine was stolen. 

"Subsequently this fire engine was driven into a number of cars and houses in the Larne area."

He said the station was damaged in the break-in and the NIFRS was working to ensure services were maintained in Larne.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said two men were arrested on Saturday and are currently being questioned in custody.