Saturday 18 November 2017

Almost 60 cars vandalised in Dublin estate with words 'GOD' and 'ISIS' scraped into bonnets

Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Up to 60 cars in a Dublin housing estate have been vandalised in an attack in which the words 'GOD' and 'ISIS' were scraped into the paintwork and thousand of euro worth of damage caused.

Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating the criminal damage incidents to vehicles which occurred in the Castleknock Park area of Dublin between 11pm on Monday night and 7am on Tuesday morning.

Residents are shocked at the level of the mindless vandalism involved.

Many of the cars were targeted in the driveways of the owners, and had deep scrapes inflicted on many panels.

"It will cost around €300 per panel to get this fixed. It is disgusting," said one angry resident.

The cars were targeted randomly throughout the settled and mature estate in Castleknock.

Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Other messages scrapped into the cars included the words, 'kill your famly', spelled wrongly in each case.

"It is disturbing to think that someone could do such a thing. We work hard to pay for our property and then this happens," said another resident.

Gardai are perplexed by the incident and local investigators say they have never seen such a level of brazen and sustained vandalism before.

Garda are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cameras to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01-6667000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Damage sustained to cars parked on Castleknock Avenue in Dublin. Picture; Gerry Mooney

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