Van­dals­goon smash­ingspree

Fe­bru­ary 1990

Bray People - - NEWS -

A gang of van­dals went on a mind­less ram­page of win­dow smash­ing in Wicklow town in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

Dam­age was caused as huge plate glass win­dows were shat­tered by bricks in a num­ber of busi­ness premises.

This was the sec­ond oc­ca­sion in the space of a week that win­dows were smashed. On the first oc­ca­sion it was shops on The Mall that suf­fered. On Satur­day last it was Flan­nerys, Holly’s, The Cof­fee Shop, The Bridge Tav­ern and the Veg­etable Shop be­side the car park.

Gar­dai con­firmed that there had been lit­tle of this type of van­dal­ism in Wicklow over the years but warned that traders were go­ing to have to pro­tect their prop­erty and this may mean shut­ter­ing the town.

A phar­macy owner has de­scribed how a brick was thrown through the win­dow on Satur­day, smash­ing the glass and dam­ag­ing stock.

‘ The win­dow was filled with lit­tle tiny sliv­ers of glass so we had to dis­card every­thing. It was ab­so­lute van­dal­ism and Satur­day’s trad­ing was ru­ined as a re­sult.’

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