Concern over crime spree in Bessbrook area

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Main Street, BessbrookLocal Ulster Unionist representatives Danny Kennedy MLA and Cllr David Taylor have expressed their serious concern at the level of criminal activity currently taking place in the Bessbrook area. The representatives were speaking after a series of break-ins and robberies over the past number of weeks, which included the killing of a family pet and ransacking of properties and theft of valuables in a number of houses in the village. Kennedy said local people felt vulnerable and afraid and he called on the entire community to be vigilant and assist the PSNI with any information to thwart the criminal gang currently operating in the area. Article continues below: 2nd-dec-2016-big-boxKennedy says he has spoken to senior Police commanders in the area asking for more resources to be deployed in the Bessbrook area. He said that since the closure of the PSNI Station in the village a number of years ago, many people felt exposed and vulnerable – particularly the elderly – and he said action was required by the Police to provide confidence to the entire local community.
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30th-nov-2016-small-boxCllr Taylor sympathised with those families and individuals who had experienced burglaries recently and said he also would be pursuing the problem with the PSNI. More on this story: Family pet killed in Bessbrook burglary: Police investigate link with several other recent burglaries Elderly woman left shaken after Bessbrook incident Camlough and Bessbrook residents respond to recent crime spree
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