Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan at Drogheda Garda station. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Gardai investigating last night’s shooting incident at Termon Abbey and a number of related criminal damage incidents in the Drogheda area have issued an appeal for the public’s assistance.
The Garda Press office issued the following witness appeal at 1.20 today:
At approximately 7.50pm a number shots were fired in Elmwood Close, Termon Abbey at the driver of a silver VW Golf, injuring the driver. A short time later a male self-presented to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds and has been released from hospital.
Two cars were seen driving away from the scene, a Grey Peugeot 407 07C2620 and a Grey Honda Accord 05D13539.
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At approximately 8.10pm a car, Grey Honda Accord, was reported on fire at Carstown railway bridge, Carstown, Termonfeckin.
At approximately 8.35pm a car, Grey Peugeot 407, was reported on fire at Starinagh, Collon.
At approximately 11.40pm and 11.50pm two houses in the Moneymore area of Drogheda were attacked and criminal damage caused. No persons were injured.
Superintendent Andrew Watters, Drogheda Garda Station is making the following appeal for witnesses to contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Speaking at Drogheda Garda Station today, Chief Superintendent Mangan expressed his thanks to the wider community in the Drogheda area for their support and assistance over recent weeks which has reduced tensions within the Drogheda area.
Chief Superintendent Mangan also assures the community that An Garda Síochána is making every effort to prevent and detect these irresponsible criminal incidents occurring within a small group of individuals and continues to appeal to the wider community to come forward with any information which will assist An Garda Síochána in bringing the perpetrators to justice.