Garda foot pa­trols in Gorey are wel­comed

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

FO­CUSED garda foot pa­trols and in­spec­tions were car­ried out last week in less vis­i­ble ar­eas of Gorey town in an at­tempt to crack down on anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

The mea­sure was wel­comed by Cllr Mal­colm Byrne who said it showed a com­mit­ment to deal with anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, es­pe­cially in lane ways and other less vis­i­ble ar­eas around the town.

‘We have some prob­lems in some lane ways and at the backs of build­ings where lit­ter­ing oc­curs and some­times used nee­dles are left,’ he said. ‘There is also ev­i­dence of in­tim­i­da­tion of some passers by.’

‘The gar­daí are com­mit­ted to tack­ling this and the tar­geted foot pa­trols and in­spec­tions will help,’ he said.

Mal­colm urged res­i­dents to re­port prob­lem ar­eas to the gar­daí. ‘It may seem small, but by build­ing up the ev­i­dence, the gar­daí can look at pat­terns of where prob­lems are or may arise,’ he said.

He com­mented that Gorey is a clean and friendly town and said ‘we in­tend to keep it that way.’

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