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Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Teenagers' drink and drugs parties upsetting Park View residents

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The Committee of Boyne Rovers FC have done their best to minimise disruption to their neighbours at Park View but they can't mount a 24/7 guard.

“I was too scared to leave the house” – resident.

Residents of Park View on Drogheda's North side have been plagued lately with large scale anti-social behaviour by rowdy teenagers in the grounds of the Boyne Rovers’ football pitch which is across the road from their homes.

For the past two days the normally quiet area has been the scene of drink and drug fuelled partying by a large group of youngsters.

One resident told Drogheda Life that she was afraid to leave her home on Monday evening as the group, which comprised of teenagers of both sexes gathered on the football pitch to hang out, drink cans and smoke weed.

"They climb over the fence to get on to the pitch and once there it seems that anything goes” she said.

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“I was too scared to leave the house but I saw the Guards arrive and chase them away. After they had gone it was clear that they had urinated on cars belonging to people living on the street. It was disgusting.”

Unfortunately the group of revellers returned yesterday (Tuesday) and if anything their antics were even worse with one male teenager so drunk or stoned that he got stuck on the fence and struggled with Gardaí who were trying to get him down.

“The language they used was absolutely disgusting” the woman, who declined to be identified for fear of reprisals, said. “The chap on the fence kept lashing out and calling the Garda ‘an effing c---t”.

“Eventually they got him down and took him away along with several of his friends. At one stage there seven or eight Gardaí chasing around the pitch after these people.”

The houses at Park View overlook the Boyne Rovers football pitch. The unruly teenagers gained entrance to the pitch by climbing over the wire fence.

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