GARDAI INVESTIGATE MITCHELSTOWN DISORDER
Gardai are currently carrying out three separate investigations following a series of public order offences on St Stephen’s Night, writes Joe Leogue.
Reports suggest that further incidents were observed in Mitchelstown on the night, but gardai say they have yet to receive complaints relating to any such incidents.
However, a number of people that contacted The Avondhu expressed concern at the serious nature of the reported problems.
One concerned resident said, “Much of the trouble seemed to be in the Lower Cork Street and Robert Street areas. Unfortunately anti social behaviour is a major issue now. We seem to be burying our heads in the sand rather than tackling it.”
Gardai in Mitchelstown are also appealing to witnesses to the breaking of a shop front window in the early hours of New Year’s Eve. The window of O’Sullivan’s Nursery and Cycles on Lower Cork Street was smashed at approximately 1.30am on December 31 last. Despite the owner of the store being in the vicinity he was unable to identify the culprit. Anyone with information is urged to contact the local gardai.
While a spokesperson for the gardai told The Avondhu that public disorder in Mitchelstown was ‘on a par’ with last year, fewer such offences were recorded in Fermoy over the Christmas period.
Thursday 8th January 5:40pm