Car damaged after youth stone throwing incident

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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Police in Newry are asking parents to speak to their children about the consequences of stone throwing following an incident at Chapel Hill on Saturday, 2nd February.

At around 4.25pm a group of four or five youths threw stones at a number of cars driving along Chapel Hill and one car sustained damage to the roof.

Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Bell of Newry Response, explained, “This is extremely dangerous and young people need to be aware of the possible consequences of their actions.

“Not only could you face charges of criminal damage which would affect your chances of further education or travel later on in life, but you also run the very real risk of injuring or even killing someone.

“If a stone you throw cracks or breaks the windscreen and  prevents a driver’s ability to see properly, you could find yourself responsible for a road traffic collision. We do not want to see anyone hurt so we are asking the youths involved to reconsider their behaviour and stop this activity.

Bell added, “We would also ask parents to speak to their children seriously about stone throwing and warn them of the dangers of getting involved in this antisocial behaviour. I would ask anyone with information in relation to the incident on Chapel Hill to contact us in Ardmore on 0845 600 8000.”


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