éirígí hit out at ‘reckless Newry joyriders’ after crash

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Monday, November 4th, 2013
The Newry branch of the socialist republican party, éirígí, has hit out at those responsible for recklessly driving a car at high-speed through the Derrybeg estate on Friday evening.

The wall was damaged after a car crashed into it

The car eventually crashed through the garden wall of a home in Fifth Avenue in the estate. Local spokesperson for éirígí in the Newry area, Shane Jones, said “This incident occurred at around tea-time on Friday evening (1st November) and those responsible showed little concern for people in the area. “In some respects, we are very fortunate that these so-called ‘joy-riders’ only crashed into a wall, even though that was a great shock for the occupants of the house and their neighbours. “When one looks at the damage these hoodlums caused to the wall, it is quite clear that if any pedestrians had been in their path, then we could very easily be speaking about people being killed or seriously injured. “I spoke with the people whose wall was damaged and they were very shocked. There is a lot of anger within the area about this incident, particularly in view of the possible consequences.” Jones added, “The vast majority of young people in the area very sensibly avoid this sort of anti-community activity and instead are involved in more positive aspects of life around the town. Those responsible for this incident would do well to follow their example.”
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