Girl attacked by gang wielding aerosol can and lighter

A teenage girl was attacked in the Glenabbey Drive area by a group of males wielding a lighter and an aerosol can.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 9:36 am
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 10:43 am
The teenage girl was not injured in the attack.

The incident took place on Friday April 14.

At approximately 9p.m. as the teenage girl was sitting outside her house, a group of three or four males approached her and using an aerosol can and lighter they created a flame and singed the girl’s hair.

The girl was not injured as a result of this incident, however she was left very badly shaken.

Constable Irvine would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this incident to contact police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without providing their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.