DRINKING AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT STAG PARK
The residents of Stag Park are calling for stronger action by An Garda Siochana and Cork County Council after a weekend of antisocial behaviour left green areas damaged and a fence destroyed at the Mitchelstown estate.
The Avondhu has learned that a group of people lit a bonfire at Stag Park last Friday night and one concerned resident described the scene, “It all began at around midnight on Friday last, a group of young people arrived into the estate and started drinking, shouting and breaking bottles and glasses. This went on until about 4am. We called the gardai and they came up quickly but when they left it all started up again,” the resident, who did not wish to be identified for fear of intimidation, told The Avondhu.
There was another sleepless night on Saturday last for the families in Stag Park when the group returned once more, this time with more drink and it is claimed started a fire on one of the green areas.
“They started burning tyres, rubbish and then demolished part of the council fencing which they then added to the fire. I have a young child and she was afraid to go back to bed when she heard all the shouting and saw the fire. The gardai arrived once again but as soon as they left the group returned to their drinking.
"The next morning there was broken glass all over the estate and the damage to the green was a disgrace. I can’t leave the kids out to play because of all the damage and the broken glass. Something has to be done about this behaviour in our area,” the Stag Park resident said.
ALL TOO REGULAR
Gardai in Mitchelstown confirmed that they responded to calls from Stag Park on both Friday and Saturday.
“We are investigating the incidents. Unfortunately, this type of behaviour is becoming all to regular in Mitchelstown and we would ask parents to be more aware of what their teenagers are doing. If anybody has any information concerning these or another incidents they can contact the gardai in confidence at 025 84833,” a spokesperson told The Avondhu.
Thursday 17th June 5:40pm