‘Fear, anger and havoc’ after vehicles damaged in Newry incident

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Monday, July 1st, 2019

Newry City Sinn Fein Councillor Valerie Harte has spoken of her disgust after vehicles belonging to residents living in the High Street area of Newry were substantially damaged. 

The local Councillor explained, “Early Monday morning, I was contacted by residents of the High Street Area who were left traumatised and distressed after their vehicles were damaged by a driver and his vehicle crashing into them.



“Not only has this caused great fear and anger but the owners of the damaged vehicles now face having to pay substantial costs to repair the damage on their vehicles caused by the individual involved.”

The incident took place at 12:10am on Sunday night and residents were alerted to the commotion when they heard the crash. 

Councillor Harte continued, “Local residents took to the street and spotted the individual involved take off towards The Rocks area but were unable to pinpoint his direction from there.



“The PSNI were called to the scene and have taken fingerprints and removed items from the car.

“I have called with local residents and seen the destruction caused to their vehicles and I am totally shocked and angry about this incident.

“There is no excuse for this type of incident; it has caused fear, anger and havoc within the local community. We are fortunate that we are not looking at a fatality.”



Councillor Harte added, “I share in the anger of the residents and hope that the individual involved is apprehended and faces the lawful consequences for their actions.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the events to report to the relevant authorities.” 



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