Midlands Residents Tell Gardaí They’re Afraid To Go Walking At Night

Written 6 days ago by Newsroom

People in Kilbeggan say they are afraid to go out walking as they are being intimidated by young people.

A meeting was held in the town last night to discuss claims there has been an increase in the level of crime in the area.

The head of the Athlone Garda division says help from the public is critical in tackling Antisocial behaviour.

Superintendent Aiden Minnock says communities working together to assist Gardaí is essential for local policing:


The Kilbeggan Preservation and Development Association say increasing anti-social behaviour in the town has included threats of burglaries and intimidation.

But principal of Mercy Secondary School Gareth Farrell doesn’t want all young people in Kilbeggan to be judged based on the actions of a few.

He was acting as chair of the public meeting with members of the community held last night.

This local woman says the situation is out of hand and objects are being thrown at pedestrians: