Vigilance urged following Newry break-in

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Monday, October 15th, 2018

Local Saoradh representative Stephen Murney has called on local residents to be vigilant as Christmas approaches.

He was speaking after an attempted break-in that took place in the Derrybeg area on 10 October.



The local community activist said, “Criminal hoods caused damage to a resident’s front door as they attempted to gain entry to the property.

“They were disturbed by vigilant neighbours and made off empty-handed. Three individuals were involved, each of them were dressed in dark clothing and were wearing baseball caps.

He continued, “Following this incident I visited the victims to offer support and we have provided them with means to contact local Saoradh activists in the event of future incidents. I have also met with a number of local residents and neighbours to discuss a number of initiatives which can be put in place to help deter such unwanted anti-community activity.



“For the duration of the night local Saoradh activists maintained a presence in the Derrybeg and Carnagat area.

“We would urge everyone to ensure they have their valuables and belongings kept safe and secured.



“Unfortunately there are anti-community elements in this society who would prey on ordinary people, in particular the elderly and vulnerable.”

Murney added, “With dark evenings and Christmas approaching it is important that residents remain vigilant. By being alert and taking simple precautions people can deter those sinister individuals intent on such unwanted activity.”



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