Ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack on home and ve­hi­cle

Mid Louth Independent - - FRONT PAGE - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

A LO­CAL RES­I­DENT had to be taken to Our Lady of Lour­des Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment after an at­tack on a home at Moore­hall Close in Ardee.

He told gardai that two males tried to set fire to his car. Also, a sus­pect ob­ject, be­lieved to be a petrol bomb, was thrown at a house but did not cause dam­age or ig­nite.

The man later com­plained of feel­ing un­well and had to be re­moved to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

No ar­rests have been made and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing. The in­ci­dent, at 2am on De­cem­ber 31, has shocked lo­cal res­i­dents in the quiet area.

‘Peo­ple are wor­ried,’ Cllr Dolores Minogue stated. ‘I’d ap­peal for peo­ple to con­tact the gardai if they have any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to this in­ci­dent.’

Drogheda has hit the head­lines in re­cent months where sim­i­lar at­tacks have taken place on ve­hi­cles and homes. At a re­cent meet­ing of the Joint Polic­ing Com­mit­tee in Drogheda, it was re­vealed that el­e­ments of a feud in Drogheda had spread to Ardee and parts of Dun­dalk.

Cllr Dolores Minogue.

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