Monday 22 July 2019

Gardai investigating assault on local man

Man attacked by group of males as he walked home from work

Dundalk Roads Policing Unit on patrol in Cooley and Carlingford
Dundalk Roads Policing Unit on patrol in Cooley and Carlingford

Olivia Ryan

Gardai are investigating a reported assault on a man who was attacked and robbed by a group of males as he made his way home from work last week.

The victim is believed to have been confronted by the group as he walked along Rampart Lane just before 7pm on Thursday evening last, January 31st.

He reported that a number of the group had punched him in the face before stealing his wallet and fleeing the area.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area at the, or who may have witnessed anything suspicious, to contact them on 042 93 88400 or the garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111.

Local gardai responded to the scene of a break in at a pub in the centre of town in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) morning.

A glass panel in the side door of the premises had been smashed in the incident. Gardai searched the premises, but nothing was reported stolen.

A man was arrested and charged in relation to criminal damage to a number of cars in the Point road area over the weekend.

Gardai confirmed that an individual had been arrested on Sunday, following reports of damage to numerous vehicles. He has since been charged, and is expected to appeal in court.

Gardai are also investigating an assault on a man in the centre of town at around 3.40a.m on Sunday morning.

The man was reported to have been walking along Park Street when he was set upon by a group of males.

CCTV footage from the area has been retrieved and investigations are ongoing.

Meanwhile, gardai from the Dundalk Roads Policing Unit undertook a series of patrols in the Cooley Peninsula over the last week (pictured above overlooking Carlingford and Omeath).

A spokesman confirmed that the Dundalk Roads Policing conducted a patrol of Cooley Peninsula as part of Operation Thor, which was launched in a bid to tackle organised crime gangs who were believed to be targetting rural areas for burglaries.

The operation also resulted in two fixed penalty notices for speeding and one for holding a mobile phone issued.

Two searches of suspicious vehicles were also conducted.

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