Gar­daí in­ves­ti­gate fire­bomb at­tack at Tredagh View

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - FIONA MAGENNIS

A HOME in Tredagh View suf­fered fire and smoke dam­age fol­low­ing a petrol bomb at­tack on the prop­erty last week­end.

The prop­erty was the sub­ject of a bur­glary along­side the at­tack when three men en­tered the apart­ment and threat­ened the male res­i­dent.

Gar­daí said one of the men in­volved was al­legedly car­ry­ing a hatchet while a sec­ond had a petrol bomb.

The men made threats against the 50-year-old res­i­dent of the apart­ment.

The petrol bomb was then hurled into the bed­room be­fore the three fled the house and made their es­cape on foot in an un­known di­rec­tion.

The bed caught fire and there was smoke dam­age through­out the room as a re­sult of the at­tack but the owner of the prop­erty es­caped with­out in­jury.

The fire was ex­tin­guished af­ter neigh­bours spot­ted smoke bil­low­ing out the win­dow.

Gar­daí in Drogheda are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and would like to hear from any­one who may have any in­for­ma­tion on the three men in­volved or who spot­ted any­thing in the area at the time.

Fol­low­ing a spate of in­ci­dents in the lo­cal area, lo­cal Sinn Féin Coun­cil­lors are urg­ing the public to at­tend the up­com­ing 2017 Joint Polic­ing Com­mit­tee (JPC) public meet­ing which will take place on Oc­to­ber 9th in The West­court Ho­tel at 7.30pm.

Chair­per­son of the South Louth JPC Ken­neth Flood said: ‘I would en­cour­age ev­ery Drogheda and South Louth res­i­dent to come along to the public JPC meet­ing. It is a vi­tally im­por­tant meet­ing as it gives the peo­ple in the area the op­por­tu­nity to put their ques­tions, queries and wor­ries re­gard­ing crime and polic­ing to their elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives, the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and the gar­daí. There will be in­for­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tions on the night, in­clud­ing one on crime pre­ven­tion.

Cllr. David Sau­rin added: ‘There have been well doc­u­mented and high­lighted cases of on­go­ing anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in sev­eral ar­eas of Drogheda this year. Not least among them is in the Rath­mullen Park area where new bol­lards have been erected to coun­ter­act the joy rid­ing that was hap­pen­ing there.’

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