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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Revenge attack on garda station fizzled out

JIM CUSACK

Published 25/05/2014|02:30

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Crumlin Garda Station
Crumlin Garda Station

A YOUNG criminal drug addict is believed responsible for a failed petrol bomb attack on a garda station last week.

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The two bottles were thrown from an alley alongside Crumlin Garda Station in the early hours of Wednesday morning – but neither exploded. They were discovered by gardai arriving for work later in the morning.

The criminal, a member of a family which has had multiple run-ins with gardai, is believed to have thrown the bombs in response to an arrest and seizure of property.

It is the second time the station in south Dublin has been petrol-bombed. In September 2010, a group of up to 40 young men who had earlier been rioting in Crumlin village attacked the station after nine of them were arrested and taken to the station.

The latest attack on the station is not believed to be connected with two shooting incidents that happened in the same area on Wednesday night.

Shots were fired through the front windows of two houses in Lissadell Road and Walkinstown Drive five minutes apart at around 11pm. People were in both houses at the time. A man in his 30s suffered a slight wound in the attack on the Walkinstown Drive house.

Gardai believe the attacks were carried out by members of a local drugs gang.

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