Page last updated at 11:40 GMT, Monday, 28 April 2008 12:40 UK

Gun attack linked to town tension

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A suspected shotgun attack in Carrickfergus is being linked to tensions between local loyalists.

It happened shortly before 2300 BST on Sunday at a house in Glenfield Walk. A door was damaged in the attack, but there were no reports of any injuries.

A large crowd is understood to have gathered in the area prior to the incident.

The County Antrim town's Deputy Mayor Patricia McKinney said things had been quiet in recent months.

"Everybody was looking forward to getting on with life and this weekend again the violence has erupted," she said.

"We do not want this - we're trying to bring people into the borough for the attractions that we have."

Councillor McKinney also said she condemns "all sorts of violence".

Police in Carrickfergus have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

A PSNI spokesman said enquiries into the incident were "ongoing".

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