Sunday 22 April 2018

Gardaí investigating as six cars burnt out in west Dublin

The cars on fire in Tallaght last night
The cars on fire in Tallaght last night
One of the cars burnt out in the Tallaght area last night
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Gardaí are investigating after six cars were burnt out in west Dublin last night.

The incident happened on Fortunestown Way amid a chaotic night in the Tallaght area.

"We are investigating criminal damage to 6 vehicles on Fortunestown Way last night," a garda spokesman told Independent.ie.

One local described how a gang of people lit the vehicles on fire before fleeing.

"It was crazy. People in the area are still in shock about what happened. After everything else that happened last night too, it's just totally unacceptable."

Garda reinforcements from across the capital were called to the Fortunestown area last night as gardai tried to maintain order outside a Lidl supermarket.

The store was looted and the roof was smashed in with a digger.

Gardaí were also called to an incident at a Centra store in Jobstown, near the Blessington Road.

Nine men were arrested in relation to the incidents at the two stores and appeared in court this morning.

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