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Editorial: Headshop fires are sinister

ASECOND fire at a Dublin headshop is a sinister development indeed. Public concern has grown in recent weeks over the type of substances on sale as 'legal highs' but it is clear that the government is now moving to take steps to regulate this.

However, there is no excuse for members of the public, no matter how upset or concerned they are, to take matters into their own hands, as seems likely as the smoke settles on a second such fire in a week.

Certainly, we already have plenty of anecdotal evidence that parents are very concerned about younger people taking certain products.

And communities where these shops are based have concerns that these premises are attracting people to their area well into the early hours of the morning.

But let's leave decisive action to the authorities. Breaking the law is breaking the law.