Dundalk Drugs Unit Vehicle Attacked

Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has said that an attack on a garda vehicle is ‘brazen and reprehensible’
 
Councillor Ó Murchú said; 

“I spoke to Superintendent Gerry Curley this morning (Wednesday)  in relation to the recent petrol bomb attacks on a house in Clontygora Court.
 
There were two attacks in as many days that this property was targeted. 
Luckily only one actually ignited and it was brought under control very quickly. 
 
“Clontygora Court is an estate with many young families and many are living in fear of getting caught up in this violence. 
 
“During this morning’s conversation Superintendent Curley told me that there had also been an attempted arson attack last night on a Garda drugs unit vehicle which was parked outside Dundalk Garda Station.

“Thankfully the attackers were disturbed in the act and one individual was arrested.

“The fact that those responsible would have the audacity to mount such an attack at the Garda Station shows how brazen and emboldened these criminals are.
 
“I also think that it is possible that these criminals identified and targeted the Drugs Unit vehicle in particular.

“This attack further demonstrates the need for a fully resourced Garda service in Louth.  The Garda Commissioner must rethink any reorganisation plans which would reduce or dilute resources from Dundalk and Co Louth.”