Wednesday 26 July 2017

Rural crime means we just don't feel safe in our homes any more

Locked doors, alarm and dog on patrol. It's my routine now

Living in terror: Sunday Independent journalist Claire McCormack can only sleep with her Rottweiler on patrol such is her fear of burglars PHOTO: Gerry Mooney
Living in terror: Sunday Independent journalist Claire McCormack can only sleep with her Rottweiler on patrol such is her fear of burglars PHOTO: Gerry Mooney
Claire Mc Cormack

Claire Mc Cormack

I can't sleep soundly until I know the house alarm is set, my Rottweiler is on patrol and my bedroom door is locked.

This is a new routine.

Night after night I end up telling myself, 'Claire, just get up and lock the door, it's better to be safe than sorry'.

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