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Zero tolerance called for following Ballybeg arson attacks

A call has gone out for a zero tolerance policy towards criminal arsonists who have caused tens of thousands euro worth of damage to four community buildings in St. Saviours Parish, Ballybeg over the past few days.

Urgent meetings were held yesterday between community activists, the Gardai and members and officials of Waterford city and county council. The four community properties providing social and recreational amenities for hundreds of local residents are the Youth Resources Centre, St. Saviours GAA Club, Cill Barra Sports Centre and St. Saviours Boxing Club.

Gardai were in the vicinity when they received an alarm activation at 22.30pm on Monday night at Cill Barra Sports Centre and were quickly on the scene. Exit doors were prised open, internal doors damage, an office damaged and CCTV cameras had been pulled from the wall. Jacinta Burke, manager of the Centre said they were still assessing the damage yesterday (Tuesday) morning. She praised the quick response from onsite security at the premises located just opposite the Church and said that a zero tolerance policy should be adopted towards this type of activity.

At 3.10am on Monday night Gardai were patrolling the Ardmore Park area when they heard a faint sound of an alarm going off in St. Saviours... Read more »»

Zero tolerance called for following Ballybeg arson attacks

Zero tolerance called for following Ballybeg arson attacks

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