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Police make five arrests on north coast over Easter weekend

Police arrested five people on the north coast for disorderly behaviour, common assault and assault on police over the Easter weekend

THE PSNI arrested five people on the north coast for disorderly behaviour, common assault and assault on police over the Easter weekend.

Police also issued several fixed penalty notices for crimes including disorderly behaviour.

The arrests and penalty notices were made in Portrush, Co Antrim, and Portstewart, Co Derry.

Over the long weekend, between Good Friday and Easter Monday, 518 drivers were caught speeding on main routes across the Causeway Coast and Glens.

Several drivers were also issued with fixed penalty notices for anti-social driving and using their mobile phones.

Police worked with the Driving & Vehicle Agency (DVA) to examine 34 vehicles.

A total of 24 vehicles will be issued with an immediate prohibition.

One vehicle had 13 faults.

Superintendent Jeremy Lindsay, District Commander for Causeway Coast and Glens, said arrests were low given the influx of day-trippers.

"Given the number of visitors to the area over the course of the long weekend this was a good result," he said.

"Good engagement from our officers with the visitors, residents, and local businesses ensured that people were happy, reassured, and free to enjoy the day safely."

He added: "As always we are grateful for the support of residents, businesses and visitors during these big events.

"We are very much part of the community here on the north coast and it is in all our interests to ensure that our towns are safe and vibrant areas for people to live, work and visit."

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