Coleraine Coastguard station burgled in overnight raid

coastguard burglary

The scene left by intruders at Coleraine Coastguard station

Julie Magee

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Julie Magee

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Police are hunting intruders who burgled Coleraine Coastguard Station overnight (Tuesday/Wednesday), putting local lives at risk.

A Coastguard spokesperson posted on social media: "With great sadness we woke this morning to find our station had been broken into and ransacked.

"As well as the upset this has caused our volunteers, the result of this madness is that our team has had to be declared off line until the PSNI have completed investigations and we can be sure our equipment is complete and safe to use.

"This is a loss of a valuable life saving resource for all our community. We will do our utmost to be back on line as soon as possible."

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