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Public meeting in response to rising crime 

A public meeting will be held in Newry Town Hall tomorrow (Tuesday October 1st) in response to an upsurge in incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in Newry.

Organised by Independent Councillor Gavin Malone, the meeting is an opportunity for the public to express their concerns over the growing sense of “lawlessness” pervading the city.

Councillor Malone says the event is needed as the current situation is unquestionably the worst period of crime many residents have witnessed.

 “There’s a lawlessness in Newry.  It’s ongoing – anti-social behaviour, a lot of serious incidents, burglaries, all these things just seem to be getting worse and worse.  Most playparks in Newry have now become no-go areas,” he said.

Pledging his continued support, he encouraged everyone to attend the upcoming meeting.

“I know you have raised your voice before, walking these streets, calling on neighbours, bringing in children, running events, picking up litter, doing all you can to improve your community, your life and the lives of others, but now is not the time to give up – don’t walk away and think nothing can be done,” he appealed.