TWO men – aged 66 and 19 – are being quizzed by police about the theft of a fire engine in a seaport town.
It was driven out of Larne fire station and crashed at Glenarm Road in Larne damaging houses and cars.
It is not believed anyone was injured in the rampaged which happened around 4.30 am.
The PSNI say officers 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.
PSNI Inspector Trevor Atkinson said: “I would ask anyone who may have witnessed these incidents to contact police at Larne on the non-emergency number 101.”
A NIFRS statement said: “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.”
The local fire chief, Kevin O’Neill, said the Larne station was also damaged during the break in.
“It is an inconvenience in that we have had to put in emergency arrangements, but we are in a position where we can deal with things,” he said.
“I would urge anyone who has any information to report it to the police.”
Local politicians have condemned the theft.