7/12/2007

Conor Murphy to meet PSNI

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has sought a meeting with the District Commander of the PSNI over the spate of Anti-Social behaviour in Crossmaglen.



This meeting is being sought as the PSNI has done nothing to curb the growing rise of Anti-Social behaviour in Crossmaglen. Last Sunday night a man had his windscreen smashed and his head beaten in because he dared to ask one of these scumbags to let him pass.

This was done in full view of the PSNI who were sitting in a car in Cross yet they did nothing.

This criminal activity is being carried out by a tiny minority of thugs. I suspect, as do others, that other more sinister criminal elements are encouraging this type of behaviour in the area.

They are joyriding around the square at two and three in the morning three car abreast.

This is having an effect on the local economy with local publicans and shopkeepers complaining that their trade is down because people are afraid to venture into the town after dark.

A public meeting was held last week and 250 very angry residents turned up to voice their disgust at this recent spate of hooliganism.

Conor said

"It is essential that communities get the policing service that they are entitled to, I believe that a critical engagement between republican communities and the PSNI can help bring this about."

A rally is being organised for this Friday night at 9pm for people to show these criminal elements that their actions are unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.

It's about time these rats returned to their holes and allowed the people of Cross to get on with their lives.

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