Cois Locha and Quayside Close houses targeted by youths

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Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Quayside Close in Newry

Police in Newry are asking residents to look out for their neighbours in the run up to Christmas following an incident in the Cois Locha area on Sunday, 27th November. Around 7.15pm police received a report of a window being broken by a group of youths throwing stones. Police attended the scene but the the youths had left the area. Around 9.04pm police received a similar report in the Quayside Close area of youths throwing stones at windows. Fortunately, in this instance, no damage was caused.
Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Humphries said, “This is very intimidating behaviour and is extremely frightening for the occupants of these homes. Residents in any area know their locality better than anyone and know what is out of place and not quite right. We do not want anyone to be the victim of crime coming up to Christmas and we are asking all residents to report any suspicious or antisocial behaviour to us as soon as they are aware of it.”
He added, “We would also ask the youths behind these incidents to stop and think about their actions and the effect they are having on the community and, in particular, the more vulnerable members of the community. Anyone with information can contact police in Newry on 0845 600 8000.”
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