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Monday, 7th January 2019

Drogheda crime hot spots need to be shut down- Callan

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Councillor Kevin Callan.

“We currently have a number of ’No-Go’ areas where people know criminal and drugs related activities are going on”.

Independent Councillor Kevin Callan has said that sites around Drogheda where ongoing illegal activity is being carried out need to be shut down.

Last month Cllr Callan requested clarification as to what actions the Council would take to secure the old halting site on the Cement Road where criminal activity was carried out.

“I asked for Louth County Council to secure the site and urged against it being reopened for accommodation” he told Drogheda Life.

“Up to the recent incident that is the subject of a Garda investigation was this site was the home of just one person.

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“For years the site has been off limits to Council Staff. In our town we currently have a number of such ’No-Go’ areas where people know criminal activity and drugs related activities are going on”.

The time has come for locations of crime to be systematically shut down, including routes and short cuts between estates where people who break the law abuse the access they have to evade Garda interference.

In the coming weeks I’m asking people to come forward and help us identify these crime hot spots and if possible we can work to make them less attractive to criminals.

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