Public urged to lend support
CRIME in Greystones increased by 10 per cent last year but was still less than 2006.
Superintendant Mick Lernihan told members of Greystones Joint Policing Committee that the crime rate in the area dropped 15 per cent in 2007 but rose by 10 per cent in 2008. ‘It is not at the same level as 2006 but it is climbing back up towards it’, he warned.
He appealed to members of the public to contact gardaí if they noticed anything suspicious in a bid to curb crime.
‘We do need the help and assistance of the public to report suspicious activity’, he said.
He went on to say that since January 1 the Greystones gardaí had been operating a number of high profile check points in the area and said ‘you would be surprised at the number of people coming in from North Dublin and West Dublin. They are not here for the good of their health. We have to eradicate this’, he said.