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Car crime gatherings on Falls Road must end

1 January, 2014 - by Fra McCann

West Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has described last night’s carefully organised destruction and death driving on the Falls Road as nothing more than wanton vandalism and intimidation of a local community.

 Mr McCann stated

 “Last night we have seen several hundred young people travel from across Belfast to participate in what can only be described as an orgy of destruction.

 “Not only is this criminal activity a danger to those who participate but also to the general residents of this area as cars sped along the road.

 The west Belfast MLA said the PSNI need to move against those involved,

 “It is my understanding that the whole escapade was organised through Facebook and text messaging and those who organised this event can clearly be identified on the social media website.

 “I would expect the PSNI to act on this immediately so that there is no reoccurrence of this type of behaviour and that the people who took part in this are brought before the courts as they have no respect for the local community.”

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