Urgent action called for in wake of 'sickening' unprovoked attack

David Tucker

Published 18/06/2013 | 05:42

Cllr Fergie Kehoe arriving at the Wexford Corporation meeting on Monday evening.
Cllr Fergie Kehoe arriving at the Wexford Corporation meeting on Monday evening.

A WEXFORD councillor has called for urgent talks involving all the stakeholders in the town following a savage and unprovoked attack on a young father of two.

A WEXFORD councillor has called for urgent talks involving all the stakeholders in the town following a savage and unprovoked attack on a young father of two.

The man was beaten senseless and then had a chunk torn out of his lip by one of two attackers who bit him as he was pinned to the ground by the other man.

Cllr. Fergie Kehoe said everyone in the town was sickened by what happened and something needed to be done before the town got a bad name.

'I am calling for a meeting of all the nightclub owners, publicans, their heads of security and the council to see how this can be contained,' Cllr. Kehoe said.

'There is a need for a community approach, let's try to contain it before it gets totally out of control.'

'The last thing we need is for Wexford to get a bad name because of a tiny percentage of mindless thugs,' said the councillor.

'I feel that the majority of people go out every weekend and there's no trouble, but there will always be a tiny minority who go out to cause trouble.

'I will be writing to the chief super (John Roche). to publicans and traders to see if we can come together to solve this problem,' said the councillor who runs a restaurant on the Wexford Quays.

'I'm not blaming anybody for what's happening but we need to acknowledge that there is a problem,' he said.

'We shouldn't blow it out of proportion. Wexford is a fine town, one of the best in the South East, but a tiny minority shouldn't be allowed to undo all the good work that has been done over the years,' said Cllr. Kehoe.

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