Fighting back: Balbriggan residents protest against extremely violent anti-social behaviour from teenager gangs – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

Fighting back: Balbriggan residents protest against extremely violent anti-social behaviour from teenager gangs

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Many, many residents in the north Dublin town of Balbriggan are up in arms over extreme violence perputrated by teenage gangs in the area who are well known by locals.

The situation is still deteriorating, and Gardaí are yet to tackle the lawless, violent thuggery that is blighting the community even after several hundred Balbriggan residents protested outside the local Garda Station demanding action last Wednesday night.

There are almost daily reports of anti-social behaviour of all kinds including robberies, unprovoked assaults and intimidation by large groups of youths, sometimes numbering as many as 30 to 40 young people.

 

Some locals have now said that it is simply not safe to walk the streets of the town at night and even very dangerous during the day. Some elderly residents have even fled the area as the Gardaí appear powerless to maintain law and order.

It has been alleged by some Balbriggan residents that the Gardaí have used kid-gloves when dealing with the dangerous thugs and that the media refuses to give the situation any significant coverage for fear of not being politically correct.

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