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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Steel bar thrown at taxi minibus

TROUBLE ON THE RISE IN SOUTH WEXFORD

CONOR CULLEN

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR has escalated to such an extent in south Wexford in recent times that a public meeting has been called in Kilmore Parish Hall for next Thursday night, October 7, to discuss the issue.

The latest incident came at around 1.45 a.m. on Sunday morning outside the Half Way House in Ballycogley when a steel bar was thrown at a mini-bus taking people home from the pub.

A 17-year-old youth was hit in the shoulder and also sustained cuts from the shattered window beside him. Gardaí are investigating the incident. It is understood that those responsible had been speeding around the immediate vicinity in cars at the time, before attacking the bus.

One of the organisers of the meeting spoke to the Wexford People, but did not wish to be named in fear of any reprisal from those she feels are responsible for the majority of the problems in the wider Kilmore and Bridgetown areas at the moment.

'Enough is enough – everyone out here is sick to the eyeballs of it,' she said. 'Even in broad daylight they are breaking into people's homes and cars. People can't even hang out their washing or go upstairs to the toilet without locking their doors. Houses are being watched,' she said. ' The whole parish is disgusted by it.'

Local Gardaí will be represented at the meeting, according to the organisers.

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